Camellia Identification - Knowledgebase Question

Corte Madera, CA
Question by susieq672
January 17, 2003
I am trying to identify my camellia tree so that I can buy another to match it. Iit does so well in my shady yard. The blossoms are deep pink, with sometimes a touch of white here and there. Ii've been told that the center is peony-like: the stamens are very yellow, and stick straight up. The petals form a gentle mound; it is neither a double, nor a very flat flower. Tthe leaves are dark green, shiny, and bigger than those on Debutante.

Can you help?

Answer from NGA
January 17, 2003


I wonder if your camellia is 'Elegans Variegated', sometimes sold as 'Chandleri Elegans Pink'. The blossoms are large, anemone-like (obvious stamens), sometimes double, in rose-pink with random white variegation. For positive identification, take a fully open blossom to a local nursery and ask the experts there to help you out. Best wishes with your camellia!

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