Camellia Journal March - May 2016

VOLUME 71, NO. 1

3 .. Table of Contents

The Cover: C. japonica 'Tudor Baby', is a formal double chance seedling, dark red with black petal edges. Flowers midseason. Cover photo by Gene Phillips.


4 .. The Quintessential Guide to Camellia Fertilization...Mr. Ash P. Nitrogen

Mr. Ash P. Nitrogen humorously relays all the secrets to camellia fertilization from the last 10 years.

8 .. Camellia Babies...Bradford King

Popular nicknames sometimes begin with the words “little” or “baby”; Bradford King highlights these endearing blooms.

12 .. Fruitland Nurseries...Julia Leisenring

Julia Leisenring gives us a history on this Augusta property, which is now the site of the most famous golf course in the world.

16 .. Camellia Cities...Bradford King

Famous cities that have adopted the camellia as their city mascot.


2 .. Spotlight: Camellia japonica ‘Lauren Tudor’...Bradford King

This very large pink peony blossom with small red flecks is named for one of the Smith’s three daughters.

5 .. In Search of Lost Loves... 'Herme'...Gene Phillips

Gene Phillips highlights ‘Herme’, an ancient polynymous camellia that arrived in the U.S. in 1875.

6 .. Remembering Our Past: Harvey Short...Bradford King

He introduced over 30 camellia varieties and held a great affinity for the white ones. Mr. Short was a quiet man from the San Diego area.

14 .. The Camellia Trail Gardens: Aldridge Gardens...Rip Weaver

Rip Weaver details the camellia “pews” planted in the Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Alabama.

Camellia Chronicles

News of Special Interest to ACS Members

20 .. Remembering W.C. Wyatt...Cheryl Thompson

Longtime friend Cheryl Thompson details the interesting life of our close and well respected ACS Life Member.

22 .. President's Message: Leading Us to a Brighter Future...ACS President Jim Campbell

ACS President Jim Campbell ask members to volunteer their skills and step up into a leadership role. Help us keep a healthy organization.

23 .. Increase, Decrease...ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard

ACS Executive Director Celeste Richard details how well the electronic membership special was received by new members and encourages members 55 or older to become a new Life Member at the new price.

24 .. Uniquely Charleston...ACS Multimedia Specialist Camille Bielby

ACS Multimedia Specialist Camille Bielby gives us the low down about the low country on the South Carolina coast.

26 .. ACS Convention, Oregon in 2017

Join us in Newberg, Oregon, another Camellia City, where we will attend the Newberg Camellia Festival along with many other interesting tours of the “Sunset State”.

27 .. International Camellia Society

The next worldwide camellia preservation meeting will be held in the United States. The Baton Rouge Camellia Society and the American Camellia Society will be hosting this traveling event along the Gulf Coast next February.

27 .. New and Rejoining Members, Donations and Memorials

30 .. New Cultivars Registered with the ACS

31 .. Nursery Advertisers

Please support the nurseries that advertise with the ACS.