Camellias grow too big for me to be able to grow anywhere near as many as I’d like to. Fortunately, the National Collection of Camellias at Mount Edgcumbe serves as a proxy extension to my garden and many of the plants that I have had but which have outgrown the room I have for them have been put into the collection. I still have 26 plants growing in the garden, with more in pots and more still on my allotment. I am becoming quite skilled in restricting their size without compromising too much on flowering or the shape and character of the plants.

‘1001 Summer Nights Jasmine’ (pot)
‘Annette Carol’
‘Ariel’s Song’
‘Cinnamon Scentsation’
‘Fairy Blush’ (pot)
‘Fairy Wand’
japonica ‘Bob Hope’
japonica ‘Bob’s Tinsie’
japonica ‘Sir Victor Davis’
lutchuensis (pot)
‘Mystique’ (reticulata)
parvilimba (pot)
reticulata ‘Francie L’
sasanqua ‘Dwarf Shishi’
sasanqua ‘Navajo’
sasanqua ‘Paradise Belinda’
sasanqua ‘Paradise Little Liane’
sasanqua ‘Tanya’
sasanqua ‘Yume’ (pot)
‘Show Girl’
‘Snow Drop’ (pot)
‘Spring Festival’ (2)
‘Sweet Emily Kate’
‘Sweet Jane’
trichocarpa (pot)
tsaii (pot)
x williamsii ‘Charles Colbert’
x williamsii ‘Debbie’
x williamsii ‘Perfecta’ (Jury)(pot)