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By Bradford King The need to reduce consumption of water in California is an urgent issue. Mandatory water restrictions are in place and full cooperation is necessary.  How do we save our camellias? If you haven’t already done the following things do them as soon as possible. Check every outlet, faucet, valve and washer to insure you have no leaks inside ... Read More »

SCCS Monthly Meetings 2017/2018

Our November 16th meeting will be held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum (301 N. Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, 91007) The meeting will be held in Ayres Hall – which is the large exhibition building just through the gate midway in the parking area facing Baldwin Ave) The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. There will be a plant raffle & snacks. ... Read More »

Show Results – SCCS Arboretum January 30, 2016

Award_Description Class_Description Division Flower_Name Exhibitor Award_ Points Best Single Bloom Japonica Large/Very Large Mrs. D.W. Davis Carol Stickley 01A 10 Runner-Up Single Bloom Japonica Large/Very Large Nuccio’s Bella Rossa Var. Marv & Virginia Belcher 01B 6 Court of Honor Single Bloom Japonica Large/Very Large Nuccio’s Bella Rossa Carol Stickley 01C 2 Best Single Bloom Japonica Medium Betty Sheffield Supreme Tom ... Read More »


Our busy season starts with the annual Southern California Camellia Council Camellia Judges Symposium being held at Descanso Gardens. Then on the following week the camellias shows begin and we see those camellia friends we’ve missed during the past few months. JUDGES SYMPOSIUM AGENDA FOR JANUARY 10, 2015 WELCOME: GOALS AND OBJECTIVES JUDGING RULES AND DIRECTIVES BREAK with refreshments BLOOM ... Read More »

History – Camellia Review

For the first five years of the existence of the SCCS, post cards and then a single sheet were sent out as meeting notices. The first two page leaflet containing some camellia notes was published in January of 1945. This was labeled Vol. V, No.3 for the following reason which is a reprint from Vol. VIII (April 1947) quote: ~”The ... Read More »

Australian Supplement to Camellia Nomenclature

PDF for download and printing Species Japonica ANNEMARIE WALTON – Medium, informal double. (Aus. 1969 – C. F. Walton, St Ives, NSW). HAZEL’S GIFT – Pale Pink, flecked and striped with Rose Pink, and fading to paler with age. Large; the flower is first a formal double, then opens through rose form to informal double. E-L. (Japonica ‘Aspasia Macarthur‘ seedling). ... Read More »

New Zealand Supplement to the Camellia Nomenclature

PDF to download and print Species Japonica CLOE ANDERTON – Lilac Purple (RHSCC 74D) with darker veins to 74A with Yellow anthers and pale Yellow filaments. Small, single with 7 petals. Average habit, density and growth rate. Scented. M-L. (N.Z. 2012 – Carol Anderton, Te Puke). MELISSA JAMES– Deep red to Bluish-Red (RHSCC 53C) with Yellow anthers and Cream filaments. ... Read More »

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