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Plant of the month, February 2024

Unveiling the charming tale of a pink camellia.

Plant of the month for January is Camellia x williamsii ‘Hi-lo’ 

This lovely semi double pink camellia first arrived at Trewithen under the propagation number HJ-10.

After planting in the garden and then propagating stock was available for sale in our plant centre.

The entry in our catalogue that year, 1986, misspelt the name HJ-10 and was printed as ‘Hilo’!

Thus from that day forward it is now known in the Camellia world as Camellia x williamsii ‘Hilo’ A Trewithen named hybrid although by accident!

Sunlight shining through grasses at the Trewithen Estate in Cornwall

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