The Reticulata camellias originated in the Yunnan province of southern China, where the climate is very similar to the temperatures of highland Australia.
Deep coral rose flowers with waved and fluted petals and a central boss of gold stamens appear mid season.
Dr Clifford Parks
Very large semi double to peony to anemone form flower. Red with an orange cast in colour. Flowering in mid season. Vigorous upright growth.
Large formal double to rose form flower. Rose pink to crimson in colour. Mid to late season flowerer. Medium bushy upright growth.
Very large rose pink flowers, semi double blooms appear mid season on this tall upright grower. A multi award winning variety
Harold L Paige
Bright red, very large blooms; anthers are gold with reddish filaments.
‘Mandalay Queen’ bears good-sized, semi-double flowers in a clear primrose-pink.
Large pink flowers on an upright plant.
Large to very large semi double to formal double flowers with recurved petal tips. Light pink veined deeper pink in colour.
Very large size semi-double flowers red in colour with ruffled petals mid to late season flowering.
Orchid pink. Large irregular rose form double. Flowering late season. Vigorous compact upright growth.
Large to very large informal double flower with heavily twisted and fluted petals. Purplish-red in colour.
Winters Own Variegated
Large to very large semi double to peony form. Bright pink in colour, heavily marbled with white.
These spectacular shrubs produce a range of large blooms, usually in mid to late winter. The evergreen bushes are open and upright with large leathery leaves, varying between matte green and glossy dark green. These camellias are grafted to ensure hardiness and adaptability to various environments.
Most forms of Camellia Reticulata are robust growers that prefer a combination of full sun and light shade in slightly acidic soils. Some specimens produce blooms of 20-25cm in diameter, and can be seen in hues such as pure white, fuchsia, pale pink, scarlet red, and deep red.
While grafted plants cost more to produce, they grow as very healthy, vigorous and reliable specimens which are more adaptable to a greater variety of garden conditions. Any shoots below the graft should always be removed.