Camellias Species~  Understanding the difference!

Camellias Species~ Understanding the difference!

The most common question I get as a Camellia grower is What is the difference between a Camellia & A Sasanqua? 

The answer is not all that complicated.  I often tell them that all Sasanquas are Camellias, but not all camellias are sasanquas! 

There are over 250 known Camellia species or types in the world today.  Each of these species have characteristics that make them similar - that's why they were grouped that way.  

Here are 4 of the most common Camellia species and the characteristics that make them stand out....

  • Japonica
  • Sasanqua
  • Sinensis
  • Hybrids - Cross of two or more species

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