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The Williamsii hybrid camellias have been the most important group of varieties in the rise in popularity of camellias in the UK and Europe.
Williamsii hybrid camellias tend to flower more freely and reliably from a young age and these Camellias also tend to be more hardy than their japonica cousins.
Most are crosses of Camellia japonica and Camellia saluenensis. The winter hardiness is generally inherited from the japonica part of their parentage and the free flowering and tolerance of low light intensity comes from the saluenensis side.
If you are gardening in the far north of the UK, or suffer from extreme cold conditions, this group of Camellias is recommended.

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Camellia hybrid Freedom Bell Camellia hybrid Golden Spangles Camellia hybrid Les Jury
A small bright red, bell-shaped semi-double flower. Upright, dense and rapid growth. Flowers early to mid-season (January to March). Bright cherry rose, funnel-shaped, single flowers. Dark green leaves with pale yellow-green central leaf markings. Upright, slightly open and bushy growth. Flowers March/April. Formal double or rose-form double flowers of deep crimson red in March and April. Upright, vigorous, bushy habit.
camellia williamsii hybrid Anticipation camellia williamsii hybrid Bow Bells
Large, deep rose, full paeony-form flowers. Very free flowering from late February to May. Growth is bushy, upright and slow. Ideal for containers and small gardens. Rose pink, medium-sized, trumpet shaped single flowers over a long period from January to April. Slow growing, forming an upright bush, slightly pendulous with age. Mid-pink, semi-double flowers in March/April. Upright habit, forming a tall, elegant bush.
Camellia williamsii hybrid Bridal Gown Camellia williamsii hybrid Brigadoon Camellia williamsii hybrid Chatsworth Belle
White paeony-form flowers with many regular, curved and fluted petals around a few dark stamens. Stocky, upright growth with fairly broad leaves. Mid to late season flowering (March/April). Deep pink, semi-double flowers in March and April. Compact, slightly open, upright growth. Very hardy.

Mid-pink formal double flowers in March and April. Fairly compact, upright growth.

Camellia williamsii hybrid Contribution Camellia williamsii hybrid Debbie camellia williamsii hybrid Donation
Rose-pink, semi-double flowers in March and April. Spreading, rather than upright, habit. A good choice for small gardens or a container.
Deep, rosy-pink, medium-sized, paeony-form flowers. Upright, vigorous and very free flowering over a long period between February and May. Orchid pink, semi-double flowers with deeper pink veining on the petals. Average, slightly open, upright growth. Very free flowering over a long period in mid to late season (February to April).
Camellia williamsii hybrid E.G.Waterhouse Camellia williamsii hybrid E.T.R.Carlyon Camellia williamsii hybrid Elegant Beauty
Light pink, formal double flowers in March and April. Narrow, vigorous, upright growth.
White, semi-double or rose-form double flowers in April to May. Vigorous, upright growth with a tendency to spread.
Deep rose-pink anemone form flowers. Long arching growth ideal for wall training. Bronze young foliage. Flowers March/April.
Camellia hybrid Elizabeth Anderson Camellia williamsii hybrid Francis Hanger camellia williamsii hybrid Gwavas
Mid-pink, rose-form or formal double flowers in March to April. Vigorous, upright growth.
Pure white single flowers with a striking boss of golden stamens. Growth is slow, upright and slightly spreading. Flowers freely in March and April. Dusty pink rose-form double flowers on a very vigorous, upright, bushy plant. Dark green, slightly glossy leaves. Late season flowering (April).
Camellia williamsii hybrid Jennifer Trehane Camellia williamsii hybrid Jill Totty Camellia williamsii hybrid Joan Trehane
Pink paeony-form flowers with a white edge. Bushy, upright growth. Flowers March-April. Pure white, full paeony-form flowers, showing a few dark stamens. Occasionally sports plain pink flowers. Bushy, upright growth. Flowers in March/April.
Clear rose pink, rose-form double to formal double flowers in March to April. Dark green foliage. Vigorous, upright and open growth.
Camellia williamsii hybrid Jubilation Camellia williamsii hybrid Jury's Yellow Camellia williamsii hybrid Laura Boscawen
Large showy, rose-form double flowers with coral pink petals. Light green leaves. Dense, upright growth, eventually making a spreading bush. Flowers March/April.
Medium-sized, anemone-form flowers, consisting of 9 white petals surrounding about 50 cream coloured petaloids. Dense, upright growth. Flowers March/April. Coral-pink, anemone form flowers produced prolifically in mid to late season (March/April). Compact, upright growth.
Camellia williamsii hybrid Mirage Camellia williamsii hybrid Laura Boscawen Camellia williamsii hybrid Senorita
Bright, rose-red semi-double flowers with yellow anthers and white filaments. Average, upright, slightly open growth. Free flowering from February to April. Deep-pink semi-double flowers in mid to late season (March/April). Vigorous, upright, open growth.
Paeony-form flowers with rose-pink, wavy petals. Vigorous, bushy, upright growth. Prolific flowering in March/April.
Camellia williamsii hybrid St. Ewe camellia williamsii hybrid Tiptoe Camellia williamsii hybrid Toni Finlay's Fragrant
Bright, rose pink, cup-shaped, single flowers. Vigorous, upright, bushy growth. Free flowering over a long period from January to April.
Dog rose pink semi-double flowers, deepening to cherry pink at the petal tips. The compact, dense and upright habit is ideal for containers or hedges, but it is slow-growing. Flowers March to April. Large, pink, anemone-form flowers with a pleasant fragrance, similar to roses. Average growth rate forming a bush of medium density. Flowers Feb-May.