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Camellia ID anybody?

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Nearest I can get is Camellia Japonica. Can any body help with the variety. Thanks in advance.

Andy

 

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Hi there,

this is about as close as I can get

Camellia × williamsii 'Saint Ewe'
A large rounded camellia with large pink flowers.

If not it might give you something to go on.

Janet

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Thanks Janet there are hundreds of similar looking varieties to me. Its a good start, looking at yours there are 2 overlapping petals counting out from the centre my image has three. Thanks again.

Andy.

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Not 'St Ewe'.  That's a single flowered variety (currently in full flower in my garden).  x williamsii for sure, the veining on the petals often shows up in this cross and may be inherited from the Camellia saluenensis parent.  I'd say it was 'Donation' - just coming into full flower in my garden or, possibly, 'Inspiration' - but that's not as common outside specialist collections.

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Thanks John  its in full flower now and very common over here in Ireland, where thankfully the frost holds off most winters. Your  plant expertise is always gratefully welcome. I had one in my garden in Nottingham and never saw it flower fully without frost damage.

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Glad I could help.  Camellias are one of my personal favourites.  I grow a few myself, we grow a good many at The Garden House, and the National collection is just over the Tamar at Mt Edgcumbe.  They thrive down here!

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I know it well having spent a lot of time in Lympstone and Plymouth. Apparently a guy down there is growing tea which is related to camellia I believe, know idea what it tastes like.:mellow:

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Yes, Camellia sinensis provides the young shoots that the Tregothnan estate near Falmouth uses to make authentic English tea.  I've not tasted it - I don't drink much tea - but it's apparently very good (and expensive).  C.sinensis would do well over in Ireland - it's a wonder nobody has tried it yet.

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