Tag Archive: Camellias

Algal Leaf Spot Common on Magnolias and Camellias

Algal leaf spot, also known as green scurf, is commonly found on thick-leaved, evergreen trees and shrubs such as magnolias and camellias.  It is in the genus Cephaleuros and happens to be one of the only plant parasitic algae found in the United States.  Although commonly found on magnolias and camellias, algal leaf spot has a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/29/algal-leaf-spot-common-on-magnolias-and-camellias/

Camellias Beginning to Bloom

Camellia sasanqua ‘Kanjiro’ at the South Carolina Botanical Garden  Camellia sasanquas begin blooming this month.  Their three-inch diameter blossoms of pink, white, rose or red displayed over glossy, dark green foliage will come into their full glory in November.  This robust and stylish aristocrat of the garden is often passed by in favor of its …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/18/camellias-beginning-to-bloom/

Camellias: Color Through the Cold

Camellias have been a part of the landscape in the Southeastern United States for over 200 years. They are native to Asia and were introduced near Charleston, South Carolina in 1786. The common name camellia refers to varieties and hybrids of Camellia japonica and to lesser known varieties of C. sasanqua and C. reticulata. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/02/camellias-color-through-the-cold/

Camellias in the Panhandle

White by the Gate, Magnoliaeflora, and Spellbound Camellia japonica flowers Are you looking for an evergreen shrub with showy flowers in the fall or winter? Look no further than an old Southern favorite, the camellia. Large camellias dot landscapes of historic homes throughout the Florida Panhandle, and although they look like they’ve been here forever …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/31/camellias-in-the-panhandle/