Camellia japonica ‘Lily Pons’

Sits in the clump of camellias right after the entrance gate, very soon after ‘snow viewing lantern’ – well visible from the path, with exquisite white blooms, indeed resembling water lily flowers…

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SJG • 4/24/12 – Camellia japonica ‘Lily Pons’, Area C

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SJG • 4/24/12 – Camellia japonica ‘Lily Pons’, flower

This writeup on ‘Lily Pons’ is from Lern2growThe camellia ‘Lily Pons’ produces large, single to semi-double, snow-white blooms in late winter and early spring. Selected by Barney Goletto of Milwaukie, Oregon, this cultivar originated as a chance seedling in the early 1950s. It is one of thousands of named selections and hybrids of Camellia japonica, a broadleaf evergreen shrub that has long been grown and treasured in its native East Asia. […]

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