That beautiful Camellia flowers! We are in mid-July and camellias are already in bloom. Its flowers generally have no fragrance, although some varieties have some aroma and can be seen in many gardens, are a few bushes of thick and glossy leaves with beautiful and delicate flowers, are usually large, with five sepals and five petals (although hybrids with double or multiple Corolla and large number of petals has been achieved) their colors ranging from white to red, with an incredible mixture of nuances. According to Wikipedia. The Camellia genus comprises between 100 to 250 species (there is some controversy about the exact number) originating in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia South-East, China and Japan. They are found in forests situated at medium altitude above the sea level. A botanist and Jesuit missionary of the seventeenth century, Georg Josephus (also known as Camellus) Kamel, transported camelios plants from the Philippines to Europe. Carlos Linneo named this genus in his honor.
ES an easy to grow shrub. Camellia (Camellia) belongs to the plant family comprising the tree of the te. (Thea). Camellia sinensis is known worldwide as the tea plant, and Ceylon was the place’s most famous crop. They are quite rustic plants and since we have the damp Atlantic climate coupled with a soil with good drainage and acid (that we can easily recreate) offer ideal conditions for their development.Camellia japonica which is the largest number of varieties brings to our gardens. Up to 15 meters of slow-growing Evergreen shrub or small tree. His residence to cold, is good I must adjust to the observation (there is much information that says they did not resist it), but in our area if we protect it from the wind and avoid exposing the Bush in the afternoon sun, tolerates cold up to – 15 c according to colleagues in the patagonia i.e.