Garden Club

Camellia lutchuensis

Camellias are one of the best autumn/winter-flowering shrubs in Brisbane. The most fragrant of the wild Camellia species, this southern Japanese native works well in pots.

Abundant, sweetly fragrant, single white flowers are borne on pendulous branches. Ideal for espaliering, screening and hedges. The new growth is russet coloured.

Alex, our Plant Buyer and Senior Horticulturist understands the importance of buying Camellias that are suited to our climate. Often a southern variety will not be able to tolerate the long summers, or a heatwave might dislodge the number of buds too close to flowering. We buy proven varieties from local growers here in South East Queensland that do best in our region.

We are offering our camellia collection this year as Click & Collect.