Photographic Print. Close up of a pink Camellia japonica flower.
This means the Japonese Camellia which is part of the Theaceae family. It is one of the best known species of the genus
and has appeared in paintings and porcelain in China since the 11th
century and the camellias of Campo Bello in Portugal are the oldest
in Europe, which would have been planted arround 1550 so
these trees are now around 460 years old. The first live Camellia is
thought to have been brought back to England by Robert James in 1739 and
Thunberg, a Swedish botanist visited Japan from
1775 to 1778 while employed by the Dutch East India Company and on his
return from Dejima, donated 4 specimens of Camellia japonica to Kew
Botanic Gardens. If some conservationists say we should not have plants
and trees which are not indigenous to Britain, is this beautiful plant,
like Rhododendrons, to be ripped out, even though it has been here 276
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