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  Camellia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Camellia (Tsubaki in Japanese) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae, native to eastern and southern Asia from the Himalaya east to Japan and Indonesia.
Camellia is used as a food plant by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species including Common Emerald, The Engrailed, Turnip Moth and Willow Beauty as well as members of the genus Endoclita including E.
Camellia japonica is the state flower of Alabama as well as the city flower of the Chinese municipality Chongqing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Camellia   (351 words)

 Camellia sinensis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Camellia sinensis is the tea plant, the plant species whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea.
Camellia sinensis is native to Southeast Asia, but is today cultivated across the world, in tropical and subtropical regions.
The seeds of Camellia sinensis and Camellia oleifera can be pressed to yield tea oil, a sweetish seasoning and cooking oil that should not be confused with tea tree oil, an essential oil that is used for medical and cosmetical purposes and originates from the leaves of a different plant.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Camellia_sinensis   (515 words)

Camellias are large, attractive, broad-leaved, evergreen shrubs that are highly prized for their flowers, which bloom from winter to spring.
Camellia sasanqua is a broad-leaved evergreen shrub, varying in form from upright and densely bushy to low and spreading.
Camellia oleifera is a large shrub to 20 feet tall with glossy, dark green leaves and fragrant, 2-inch-wide flowers in fall.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC1062.htm   (894 words)

Camellia is a shrub or small tree grown for its large, lustrous leaves and beautiful flowers in late Fall, Winter and early Spring.
Camellia is one of the "Queens" in the flower garden, it prefers cool climate in US zone 7-8 (average minimum temperatures from 0 to 20 F).
Camellia flowers are semi-double or double forms in shades of white, yellow, pink, rose or purple red.
www.flowerpictures.net /camellia   (164 words)

 Camellia sinensis
Methanol-water (1:1) extract of Camellia sinensis root at 1/10th of its LD50 dose of100 mg/kg i.p inhibited arachidonic acid-induced paw oedema in rats indicating both cyclooxygenase & lypooxygenase pathways are affected and enhanced peritoneal cell count & macrophages number in normal mice.
Trypanocidal action of catechins of Camellia sinensis against developmental stages of Trypanosoma cruzi is reported and gallocatechin gallate and epigallocatechin gallate lysed more than 50% of the parasites present in the blood of infected BALB/c mice at concentrations as low as 0.12 to 85 pM.
Camellia sinensis decreased chromosome damage induced by arsenic to a significant extent, while the addition of ferrous sulphate did not alter the protective action of tea against arsenic in bone marrow cells of laboratory bred Swiss albino mice.
www.herbmed.org /Herbs/Herb177.htm   (4747 words)

 Camellia Culture for Home Gardeners
Camellia fertilizers are good but a general analysis such as 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 also gives satisfactory results.
While little pruning is necessary for compact-growing camellias, it is recommended on young plants that are not compact and is done in late May or early June.
The cleft type of graft is commonly used with camellias and is perhaps the easiest of all the grafting methods.
pubs.caes.uga.edu /caespubs/pubcd/B813-w.htm   (4837 words)

 CSPV Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Camellia or Azalea fertilizer may be applied at the end of the blooming and followed, if desired, by a second light application in June.
If the camellias are planted in the ground, they are best grown 3 to 6 feet from the foundation of a house where the warmth of the house can aid in the protection.
If the camellias are grown in container, simply lay the plants on their sides and cover with microfoam which acts as a blanket.
members.aol.com /camsoc1   (1174 words)

 Exlpore Descanso Gardens | Events
The Camellia Forest, shaded by the canopy of stately oaks, is recognized as an “International Camellia Garden of Excellence” by the International Camellia Society.
Camellias are in bloom this time of year, with the early bloomers leading the way.
These species camellia are arranged to lead from the small flowering plants at the west, to larger flowers on the east.
www.descanso.com /Camellia.cfm   (648 words)

 ACES Publications : ANR-0202
Camellias vary in color, size, and form depending on the season, location, soil, nutrition of the plant, and the aerial environment.
Camellias will grow in sandy, loamy, or clay soils that vary greatly in their water-holding capacity and in the presence of the essential elements of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK).
Camellia flower blight, or petal blight, is one of the biggest threats to camellia growth.
www.aces.edu /pubs/docs/A/ANR-0202   (6716 words)

 Camellias in Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Camellias (see Figure 1) have been a part of the southern landscape for almost 200 years.
Camellias flower in the fall and winter when their display of colorful blooms is most appreciated.
Camellias should be located in areas where cold air can move in and out freely, but the area should be protected from cold winds.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /BODY_EP002   (2058 words)

 Home Page
The original goal and the one that still remains today, is to promote camellias for their beauty and for their contribution to gardens all over the world.
Camellias are landscape plants and are so often overlooked by gardeners mainly due to lack of information and availability of plant sources in the gardening market.
In 2002, we began publishing "The Southeastern Camellia Digest", a quarterly publication that is dedicated to providing information on camellias to the gardening public and is a wonderful source for finding informative articles on care and culture of camellias.
www.southeasterncamellias.com   (486 words)

 The Huntington Botanical Gardens - The Camellia Garden
In 1951, the North Vista and North Canyon camellias gardens were permanently opened to the public and the collection continues to grow.
Many shade garden plants accompany camellias, such as azaleas, ferns, dogwoods, ground covers, fuchsias, magnolias, etc. With great diversity in flower color, form, and size, as well as foliage and growth habit, camellias provide an endless array of beauty over a six month period.
Snow camellia (rusticanas) — native to a snowy region of Japan, have adapted to the weight of snow.
www.huntingtonbotanical.org /Camellia/facts.htm   (575 words)

 Camellia WebSite
The Camellia project has brought together research and development engineers from different companies with knowledge on different aspects of smart imaging applications.
On top of the named achievements, the results of Camellia can be regarded as a stable starting point for the introduction of innovative and competitive solutions for the envisaged markets.
Hence, the Camellia project can be regarded as a major milestone for the introduction of smart imaging applications into daily life.
www.iuma.ulpgc.es /camellia   (530 words)

 RFC 3657 (rfc3657) - Use of the Camellia Encryption Algorithm in Cryptogra
Camellia is characterized by its suitability for both software and hardware implementations as well as its high level of security.
Key Wrap Algorithm Camellia key wrapping and unwrapping are done in conformance with the AES key wrap algorithm [RFC3394], because Camellia and AES have the same block and key sizes, i.e., the block size of 128 bits and key sizes of 128, 192, and 256 bits.
Camellia Key Unwrap Key unwrapping with Camellia is identical to Section 2.2.2 of [RFC3394], with "AES" replaced by "Camellia".
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc3657.html   (2303 words)

 Camellia's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A popular American camellia that was released in the early 1900’s, and became an all-time favorite, the flower is beautiful light pink, medium size, spherical peony form flower that blooms early to mid-season on a plant of vigorous, upright growth and light green foliage.
One of the oldest camellias in continuous culture, it was clearly recorded in Japan back in 1695, and was exported to the West in 1896.
A large to very large camellia of snow-white coloring that is relieved by a basal flush pink when the bloom first open and generally has pink stripes.
www.kingsrivernursery.com /camellia.html   (6951 words)

 Camellia Glen Nursery
Camellia Glen Nursery is a specialist Camellia, Azalea and Vireya Rhododendron grower located at Palmwoods on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, supplying retail nurseries and the landscape industry as well as the public through direct sales and mail order.
Established in 1994, Camellia Glen Nursery is renowned for the extensive range of Camellia varieties, cultivars and species that it has available, and in growing Camellias that are better suited to the warm and humid weather experienced in the sub-tropics.
This site is specific to Camellias and includes our Camellia stock list, some basic culture notes on “how to grow Camellias in warmer areas”, an explanation on some of the Camellia species and a photo gallery of many of the Camellias we grow.
www.camelliaglen.com   (233 words)

 Camellia Cuttings
Not all camellias grown from cuttings perform well, so if you wish to try it yourself you might wish to stick to sasanqua cuttings (always useful later on when grafting) and the more commonly available camellia varieties (camellias sold in garden centers are primarily grown from cuttings).
Camellia Professor Charles S. Sargent, for example, does very well on it own roots and, as such, is a good candidate for propagation by cuttings.
If you are mixing different varieties of camellia in the same cutting box, label or map the different varieties.
www.camellia.gulfcoast-gardening.com /care/Camellia_cuttings_text.htm   (622 words)

Camellia is vulnerable to aphids, red spider mites sooty mold, weevils and chlorosis.
Camellia cuspidata - Reputed to be somewhat more hardy than the other members of the species, this plant has abundant small white flowers.
Camellia japonica: camellia, common camellia - This is the most widely grown species.
www.bonsai-bci.com /species/camellia.html   (592 words)

 Ketzel Levine's Talking Plants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The tea camellia was the first named species of this genus; it's the plant from which Earl Grey and all the other choice varieties of tea are made.
Granted, its flowers are not as prominent as those of other camellias, in part because they're often hidden by leaves.
The result is a limitless number of cultivars in a range of flower forms, from single anemone to double peony.
www.npr.org /programs/talkingplants/profiles/camellia.html   (511 words)

Camellia Dieback and Canker: This is one of the most serious of all camellia diseases and is caused by the fungus Glomerella cingulata.
It is caused by the fungus Exobasidium camelliae.
Camellias that drop their buds year after year may have a varietal problem or a problem of location that can be solved by transplanting.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC2053.htm   (2070 words)

Originally, the Camellia was made known to the western world for it's 'Tea' - but has since become the premier ornamental in gardens today because of it's unique blooming seasons, it's magnificent foliage and it's many diverse landscape characteristics.
Not only do camellias provide excellent foliage characteristics year-round, but their fall and winter blooms create a magical enchantment in the garden when the rest of the garden is asleep.
Many times people do not consider camellias when choosing fragrant plants for their gardens because they are unaware that fragrant camellias exist.
www.genesnursery.com   (552 words)

 Gainesville Camellia Society- Florida--growing and showing camellia flowers
Camellias do not show visible signs of drought stress (wilted leaves) until they are very thirsty.
Camellias cannot take iron in its usual form from the soil if the soil pH is too high (resulting in yellowed leaves) but it can take chelated iron even when the soil pH is elevated.
When you Camellias begin to flush out with new growth do not be alarmed to see leaves on the plant turn yellow and brown and fall off.
www.afn.org /~camellia/camelliacare.html   (1780 words)

 BOB HOPE CAMELLIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The camellia clan is classified into the tea family, Theaceae and closely related to the tea camellia, C. sinensis.
The genus Camellia was named by Carolus Linnaeus who named it for a Moravian Jesuit missionary Georg Kamel, who cultivated an important garden of local medicinal plants on Philippine Island of Luzon in the 17th century.
It was not until 1815 that the first imported camellia shrubs bloomed in an England, but they did not become widely cultivated until the end of the century when avid breeding began with more recent introductions.
www.monrovia.com /PlantInf.nsf/269905a1fb059eb48825683c0080938a/69a693df8e83f6b98825684d0070bd16!OpenDocument   (484 words)

 Camellia sinensis - Tea Plant - Theaceae
Camellia sinensis is the source of tea of commerce.
Propagation: Camellia sinensis are propagated by cutting or seed.
Camellia sinensis was featured as Plant of the Week September 10-16, 1999.
www.plantoftheweek.org /week046.shtml   (315 words)

 Camellia Society / Camellia Club , Mississippi Gulf Coast
Camellia selection topics include: checklists, locally introduced camellias, antique camellias, cold hardy camellias, fragrant camellias, and camellias with very large and miniature blooms.
Our camellia society membership is primarily drawn from the towns of Ocean Springs, Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian, Diamondhead, Kiln, Bay St. Louis and Waveland and from the counties of Jackson, Stone, Harrison and Hancock.
(Grafted camellias have all but disappeared from the nursery trade, but they are often the only way to obtain prized show-winning varieties.) Other activities at the show include demonstrations on preserving camellia blooms for flower arrangements by waxing; a plant raffle; talks on camellia care; and presentation of a camellia of the year.
www.camellia.gulfcoast-gardening.com   (585 words)

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