Come celebrate the elegant beauty of camellias on March 19 and March 20. The Oregon Camellia Society (OCS) returns to present a special display of the splendid winter-blooming shrub in the Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center.
One can appreciate the blooms both on display and on the Garden’s grounds. Camellias, the first plants to bloom in the Garden, are found throughout the grounds in different varieties and vibrant colors.
Native to Japan, China and Southeast Asia, these evergreen broad-leaf shrubs can reach heights of six to 12 feet tall. Treasured in Japan for centuries, camellias are also well-suited to Oregon gardens. They are drought tolerant, easy to prune, and essentially insect and pest resistant.
Portland Japanese Garden would like to thank the OCS for decades of close collaboration.