Camellia tsaii
Southern Yunnan, China; Myanmar and North Vietnam
A vigorous shrub or small tree up to 8m.
Flowers: 3 cm wide with five pure white petals that reflex attractively as the flowers age, leaving the stigma
and stamens prominent.
Winter to early spring.
Leaves: 4-9 cm long, 0.9-2.6 cm wide, glossy, fine-textured, with wavy finely toothed margins.
A very attractive, extremely floriferous camellia that has been in cultivation in Cornwall since the 1950s.
Moderately hardy provided it is given shelter from cold winds and temperatures below -5C.

Location: Tregrehan 2009
Photo: Stephen Lyus