The Camellia Family

Debbie Odom
Do you ever wonder how Camellias are named?   Carolus Linnaeus, an 18th century Swedish botanist, is responsible for most of the world’s classification of plants and animals, otherwise known as taxonomy. 

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American Camellias ~ The History of Camellias In America

Debbie Odom
The first camellias brought into North America were in the latter 1700’s and were sent to Savannah, Georgia.  These were seeds of Camellia sinensis and were sent to the Trust Gardens in the hopes that tea could be established here as an agricultural crop.  The rest is an interesting history.....

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