Buy More and Save!

Buy more and save!  Because we can pack multiple plants to a box, we can offer you a discount when you buy in quantities of 4 or 8!  Take advantage of our multi-plant discount and the coupon code to your order at checkout.  One Coupon Per Order.

Camellia Gift Card

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Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a CamelliaShop gift card.

Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees. Gift Cards can only be used on Camelliashop.com.  

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The Camellia Blog

December To Do List

December To Do List

Ah, the holidays....When people's thoughts turn to lights, gift giving and that guy in the red suit.  But in all the hustle and bustle, don't forget you have some pretty special plants in your garden that may need your attention.

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Preparing Your Camellias For Winter Season

Preparing Your Camellias For Winter Season

Preparing your camellias and other plants for the winter season can be a lot like your automobile. We want to check the antifreeze, test the battery and be sure of the oil type for winter seasons. In northern climates people may put a light bulb near the battery to keep it from freezing or park the car in a slightly heated garage. Oh, about the plants.

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November Camellia Garden To Do List

November Camellia Garden To Do List

November brings cooler weather, the orange and yellow leaves of fall, Turkey & Dressing and Camellias!  Many of our fall blooming Camellias are just coming into bloom in the 11th month of the year.  There are a few things you can be doing in your November Camellia Garden!

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Ornamental Garden Camellias

For centuries, The Camellia has adorned our gardens, tables, and even our lapels.  Camellias are known as the 'Queen of Ornamentals' and it's not surprising why.  There are countess varieties of Camellias all with diverse characteristics such as bloom forms, colors, patterns, and flower seasons, growth habits and foliage characteristics.  No other ornamental shrub can even come close to the Camellia.

The Camellia genus is a collection of plants  that contains over 250 known species with hundreds of thousands of varieties within each species.  They are evergreen and typically bloom in the US from September-April.   

Camellias are not native to the US.  They originated in China, Japan and Southeast Asia and are prized for their exquisite charm and grandeur they bring to the garden.  

Most Camellia species are considered ornamental in nature - meaning that there is use is as an ornamental shrub. The exception to this is the species Camellia sinensis, which is commonly used for producing tea.  Ornamental Camellias are not used for tea, only the leaves of Camellias sinensis are used for that.  Read More About Tea

CamelliaShop And Our Camellia History

We have grown Camellias for over 60 years in our family owned business.  We are so fortunate to live in a city full of Camellias and in a climate where they thrive.  They have been the driving force of our business and also our passion and we hope that they will be yours too!  

Grow Your Own Tea

At CamelliaShop, we grow and sell many different types of Camellias, most are ornamental flowering camellias. 

But there is a species of Camellia that is better known for another important attribute - the ability to make Tea!

Camellia sinensis, also known as the Tea Plant, has been used for thousands of years for tea.  While it is a camellia, and it does flower, it is traditionally used for producting the worlds most popular beverage only after water.  

But don't get all excited and run out and start taking the leaves off the big red camellia in the front yard!  Camellia sinensis is the only species that has all of the important elements for making tea - namely Caffeine.  The other Camellias are just for looks, not for making tea. 

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