Early blooms in the Gardens!
A small camellia collection was established at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in 1985, and more plants were added in 1989 and 2003. The collection, located just west of the Perennial Garden at the junction of the North and South Trails, includes species, selected cultivars and interspecific hybrids (hybrid between two species).
Camellias are widely grown in California and other mild-winter areas of the south and southeast. Their lovely flowers, appearing in late fall to early spring, and deep green glossy leaves make them a garden favorite. They are among the most popular evergreen shrubs for foundation landscaping in shady places around homes, and for planting in mixed gardens with azaleas and ferns.
To see more of our camellias in bloom, visit our Photo Gallery.