Bloom Blast! January 6, 2011

Camellia saluenensis

 

This camellia’s name refers to the Salween, one of southeast Asia’s great rivers, which rises in the heart of Tibet and flows through one of the great gorges of western Yunnan to reach to sea at Moulmein in eastern Burma.  First grown in England by Mr. J.C. William in the 1920s in his garden at Caerhays, it soon achieved fame as the progenitor of the williamsii hybrids.  Flowers are 2 inches wide but appear in profusion, varying in color from white to deep rose-pink. This attractive and cold-hardy species has contributed its genes to a large number of modern hybrids.

 

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