Very popular in gardens with a little shade, white flowering camellia varieties come in both Japonica and Sasanqua types.
The white flowers not only look great they also add a lift to darker areas, with great contrast against the darker foliage of the camellia plant.
Flowers range from simple singles to formal doubles and semi doubles, some with fimbriated petals.
If you are looking for a long flowering plant to add a touch of lightness to a shaded area in winter then one of the white flowering camellia varieties could well be the answer.
We list some of the best white flowering camellia varieties
- Alba Plena
A very old variety with fully double medium sized flowers.
Semi double with large anemone flowers. Fast growing and ideal for a hedge or screen.
- Elegans Champagne
White with yellow petaloides.
- Fiona Capp
An old fashioned Australian variety, still an award winner at camellia shows.
A semi double with a good strong growth habit. White blooms in a good rounded flower. Vigorous upright and hardy. (pictured second from top)
- Margarete Hertrich
This is a formal Double variety with a good upright growth habit. Will flower early from May onwards.
- Mine no yuki
Lovely pure white flowers from autumn through winter from this fast growing, drought tolerant easy care Camellia sasanqua.
- Nuccio’s Gem
A formal double variety that can be grown in a container or used as a hedge in a shaded position. (pictured third from top)
- Pope John Paul
A fast growing formal white flowering variety. Good upright habit and a vigorous grower.
An interesting white flowering species not often offered for sale.
- Shir o Chan
White, large double centre, spreading, bushy.
- White Nun
Large semi double flowers and a very clean white. Upright habit and grows well in shade.
- Wirlinga Bride