Southern California Camellia Society

Welcome to SCCS Web Site

The Southern California Camellia Society (SCCS) was incorporated as a non-profit 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. The Southern California Camellia Council (SCCC) links this society with all other Camellia Societies in our region. Shows and meetings are and have always been open to the public. SCCC camellia shows hosted during the camellia season draw camellia lovers from San Diego to Sacramento to participate. The public is invited and Society members are available to answer questions about the various aspects of identifying and growing camellias. (Click the "SCCC Meeting Schedules” and “SCCC Shows - Present & Archives” links for more information about meetings, camellia show schedules, show results, exhibitor rankings and bloom rankings).

Bi-Weekly Videos

"Camellia Oil - II"
"Keys for Caring for Your New Grafts"
"The Huntington Botanical Garden Camellia Sasanqua Collection"
"C. sasanquas and Sun Camellias"
"Descanso Japanese Garden"
"Fall Blooming Sun Camellias"
"Re-blooming Azaleas"
"Early Blooming Sasanquas"
"How to do Controlled Crosses"
"Camellia chuangtsoensis"
"Grafting Camellias"
"Hana Daijin Special"
"Bella Jinhua"

By Brad King - SCCS President

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By Brad King - SCCS President
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Winter Royalty

2023 Camellia Season
FHV 2023 - Upcoming Camellia Shows in SOCAL
Fall - Winter/Spring 2023
Lori_Clevenger-2754.jpg All ACS Cooperative Shows
Current for 2022 / 2023 Camellia Season
Lori_Clevenger-2754.jpg ACS Exhibitor Rankings
Current for 2022 / 2023 Camellia Season
Meredith Green ACS Bloom Rankings
Current for 2022 / 2023 Camellia Season



New Publications from the SCCS Hot off the Press!

Available September 1, 2023

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2024 Camellia Nomenclature Camellia Nomenclature Supplement 2024 Camellia Nomenclature - Pictures
2024 Classic Camellia Nomenclature 1996 Camellia Nomenclature Supplement "Red" Nomenclature 2024 Camellia Nomenclature with approximately 4100 Pictures E - Nomenclature