Camellia x williamsii ‘Brigadoon’
Camellias grow over a wider latitude range along the West Coast than anywhere else. Typically loaded with white, pink, red, or variegated blooms during the cool season, many of these robust shrubs flower heavily when other bloom is scarce. Native to southern and eastern Asia, they are unscented except as noted.
Big C. japonica varieties are the most popular, with fall- and winter-flowering C. sasanqua varieties coming in second. All are classic understory shrubs that thrive in filtered shade. They also grow well in pots.
There are six camellia forms: Anemone, formal double, peony, rose-form double, single, and semidouble.Camellia x williamsii
This is a cross between C. japonica and a variable species from China.‘Brigadoon’
Vigorous upright shrub with rather pendulous branches. Very large, semidouble flowers are rich pink with a hint of silver, produced in spring. Grows 8 ft. high and wide; can eventually reach 15 ft. high and 10 ft. wide.
Midseason bloom. Profuse light pink semidouble flowers. Slow growing to 6–8 ft. tall and wi...
Midseason. Medium, white semidouble to anenome-form flowers dramatically streaked with red and pi...
All of these South African natives form fountainlike clumps of strap-shaped leaves that are evergreen ...