The Camellia is a member of the tea (Theaceae) family. There are around 300 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees.
Camellias have glossy, mid- to dark green, toothed leaves and bear short-stalked flowers that bloom during the colder months, many in mid-winter when the plants are semi-dormant. Of the many cultivars, most adopt a formal, upright, shrubby stance, though smaller, bushy, less formal cultivars are becoming increasingly popular. There are a number of flower forms and sizes, and the general colour range is white, cream, yellow, and pink to red-purple.
Taken on a property at Terry Hills, New South Wales, Australia.
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