Camellia oleifera seeds (Lu Shan Strain)
Open-pollinated seeds harvested from the Camellia oleifera plants in our gardens. Harvested in October, these seeds are ready to ship and will be ready for planting as early as December.
**Seed orders are processed as time allows and are shipped via USPS, without tracking numbers. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.
About Camellia oleifera (Lu Shan Strain)
This very sturdy evergreen shrub produces a show of single, white flowers in the early to middle autumn. This strain comes from high in the Lu Shan ("Shan" means "Mountain") in east-central China and has thick, dull green foliage. This species has broad application in the landscape as a result of it's easy cultivation and cold hardiness. Camellia oleifera seeds are used in China to make a high quality vegetable oil, and may eventually become a common crop here in the southeastern US. These seedlings will eventually grow to 25' tall and almost as wide, in full or partial sun.
» Bloom color, form, size: White, single, variable
» Bloom period (NC): Early to mid fall (Oct to Nov)
» Growth rate, habit: Moderate, upright
» Zones: 6b-9
» Features: Camellia species, cold hardy