Three beautiful Camellias in flower at
High Beeches Garden
|Camellia japonica 'Adolphe Audusson'|
although they have been grown there for
a long time as a garden plants. They were
first introduced to Europe at the beginning
of the eighteenth century and originally
camellias were thought not to be hardy in England but the severe winter of 1928 proved otherwise.
There are now great number of cultivars.
Camellias are magnificent evergreen flowering plants some of which can reach up to 30 or
40 feet in height. Without overhead shade the
flowers can be susceptible, in spring,to wind
and frost damage.
|Camellia x williamsii 'J C Williams'|
Camellia japonica 'Adolphe Audusson'
has red semi -double flowers and is
Camellia x williamsii a hybrid between
japonica and saluenensis first raised by
J.C. Williams at Caerhays Castle in
about 1925. One of the first cultivars
to be raised was named 'J.C. Williams',
pink, single and one of the most free
flowering of the camellias.
|Camellia japonica 'tricolor'|
Camellia japonica 'Tricolor', a single or
semi-double flower varying from white
with carmine streaks to pink with white
streaks. It is a very reliable plant, free,
flowering and of spreading habit.
Garden reopens to visitors on
Saturday 28th March