'Tsuki-no-wa'
'Black Prince'
'Tinsie'
'Black Pearl'
'Haru-no-utena'

From their experience, OCS members have contributed their favorite camellias to the following categories:

Best All-Round Performers

C. saluenensis 'Apple Blossom'

C. japonica 'Tinsie'

C. japonica 'Kumasaka'

Most Fragrant

C. x 'Cinnamon Scentsation'

C. x 'High Fragrance'

C. x 'Quintessence'

Good in the Landscape

C. japonica 'Finlandia' varieties

C. x 'Brigadoon'

C. x 'Debbie'

C. saluenensis 'Apple Blossom'

C. sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Full Sun

C. japonica 'Kumasaka'

C. japonica 'Bob Hope'

C. reticulata 'Dr. Clifford Parks'

C. saluenensis 'Apple Blossom'

C. x 'Debbie'

Full Shade

C. japonica 'Lily Pons'

C. x 'Lammertsii'

C. x 'Yume'

Early Bloomers

C. japonica 'Benten-kagura'

C. japonica 'Debutante'

C. sasanqua 'Bonanza'

C. sasanqua 'Kanjiro'

C. sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Middle Bloomers

C. japonica 'Magnoliaflora'

C. japonica 'Ohkan'

C. japonica 'Wildfire'

C. x 'Anticipation'

C. x 'Donation'

C. x 'Nicky Crisp'

Late Bloomers

C. japonica 'Hawaii'

C. japonica 'Fred Sander'

C. japonica 'Black Pearl'

Lower-Growing

The following remain low for many years but eventually gain height. They can be pruned to remain low.

C. hiemalis 'Showa-no-sakae'

C. hiemalis 'Shishi-gashira'

C. japonica 'Hakuhan-Kujaku' (Peacock)

C. x 'Night Rider'

C. x 'Quintessence'

Unusual Foliage

C. japonica 'Benten-kagura'

C. japonica 'Kingyoba-tsubaki'

C. japonica 'Taiyo'

C. x 'Golden Spangles'

Best for Espalier

Look for cultivars with long, whip-like branches that can be fanned against a framework. C. sasanquas work well, such as

C. sasanqua 'Hana-jiman'

C. sasanqua 'Kanjiro'

C. sasanqua 'Mine-no-yuki'

C. sasanqua 'Setsugekka'

Long Bloomers

C. hiemalis 'Shishi-gashira'

C. saluenensis 'Apple Blossom'

C. sasanqua 'Yuletide'

C. x 'Freedom Bell'

C. x 'Garden Glory'

Bred in Oregon

C. japonica 'Dark of Night'

C. japonica 'Fircone'

C. japonica 'Lily Pons'

C. japonica 'Mrs. Bertha Harms'

C. japonica 'New Moon Rising'

C. japonica 'Ruth Tinkle'

C. japonica 'Sweet Bonair'