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Tricolor (Siebold)

The Southern California Camellia Society was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1946 by a group of camellia lovers who wanted to share their enthusiasm about this evergreen plant with its beautiful blooms. Over the years those original founders and their successors have been instrumental in importing reticulatas from China, japonicas from Japan and, more recently, scions and seeds from China, Vietnam, Burma and other Asian countries. Interest grew and camellia hobbyists began meeting regularly to share information, camellia scions, good soil mix recipes, learn new ways to prune and graft and life-long friendships began.

Camellia shows were started as another way to introduce the public to this delightful plant and provide opportunities for friendly competition among hobbyists. Shows and meetings are and have always been open to the public without charge.

The Society has continued to meet on a regular basis and now meets at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia. Descanso Gardens and Huntington Gardens are the sites for the two camellia shows hosted by the Society during the camellia season and draw camellia lovers from San Diego to Sacramento to participate. The public is invited at no charge and Society members are available to answer questions about the various aspects of growing camellias. (Click the “SCCS Meeting Schedules” and “SCCS 2020 Camellia Shows” links for more information about meetings, camellia show schedules, show results, exhibitor rankings and bloom rankings).

Winter 2020

Meredith Green
Southern California Camellia Society
La Canada, California
January 18, 2020
Pacific Camellia Society
La Canada, California
January 11, 2020
SCCS Exhibitor Rankings
Current Through
January 18, 2020
SCCS Bloom Rankings
Current Through
January 18, 2020



New Publications from the SCCS
Hot off the Press!

Available August 24, 2019

Click on Desired Publication(s) Below to Order

2020 Camellia Nomenclature Camellia Nomenclature Supplement 2020 Camellia Nomenclature - Pictures
2020 Classic Camellia Nomenclature 1996 Camellia Nomenclature Supplement
“Red” Nomenclature
2020 Camellia Nomenclature with approximately 3200 Pictures
E – Nomenclature

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