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Published by [U.S. National Arboretum, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in [Washington, DC] (3501 New York Ave., N.E., Washington 20002) .
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Family. Theaceae. Botanical Name. CAMELLIA oleifera 'Lu Shan Snow'. Plant Common Name. Camellia, Lu Shan Snow Camellia, Tea-oil Camellia. General Description. Long cultivated as a source of cooking and cosmetic oil, Camellia oleifera is prized by gardeners for its fragrant white blooms and exceptional cold-hardiness. The cultivar 'Lu Shan Snow' originated in at the United States . Introduced from the Lu Shan Botanical Garden in Kuling, China, Lu Shan Snow can survive temperatures as low as o F. That's USDA plant hardiness zones 6a to 5b. The average camellia can't handle temperatures much below 5 o F. Chinese growers value C. oleifera for its seeds, which are pressed to make cooking oils, hair tonics, and cosmetics. C. japonica, C. oleifera, C. saluenensis, and C. sasanqua. The cultivars C. oleifera ‘Plain Jane’ and C. oleifera ‘Lu Shan Snow’ are often one of a hybrid’s parents. The former is the hardier of the two. Cold-hardy camellia cultivars are usually grouped into blooming periods: fall-bloomers, October-January; and spring-bloomers, March-May. Camellia oleifera 'Lu Shan Snow': U.S. National Arboretum plant introduction: gardens unit.

Camellia oleifera Genus name honors Georg Joseph Camel (), a German Jesuit missionary to the Philippines who was noted for his work on Oriental plants. Specific epithet means oil-bearing. 'Lu Shan Snow' is a National Arboretum introduction that reportedly has survived winter temperatures of minus 10 degrees F. ‘Lu Shan Snow’ is my oldest camellia and starts the third week of October. ‘Long Island Pink’ is another early fall-blooming camellia starting in mid-October. I planted it last fall, and it sailed through our terrible winter to produce a large crop of flowers this fall. Camellia oleifera, which originated in China, is notable as an important source of edible oil (known as tea oil or camellia oil) obtained from its is commonly known as the Oil-seed Camellia, Tea Oil Camellia, or Lu Shan Snow Camellia, though to a lesser extent other species of Camellia are used in 5/5(1). Camellia oleifera in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed on Oct Accessed on .

Camellia oleifera, which originated in China, is notable as an important source of edible oil (known as tea oil or camellia oil) obtained from its seeds. It is commonly known as the oil-seed camellia or tea oil camellia, though to a lesser extent other species of camellia are used in oil production too.. It is widely distributed in China and is cultivated extensively : Tracheophytes. Among the survivors of that onslaught was a variety of Tea Oil camellia (C. oleifera) named Lu Shan Snow. Although Tea Oil camellia is not particularly hardy, Lu Shan Snow is, and Ackerman. Camellia oleifera, ye una especie de planta perteneciente a la familia de les orixinaria de China, destácase como una importante fonte pal llogru d'aceite comestible (conocíu como aceite de té o aceite de camelia) llograos a partir de les sos granes. Ye comúnmente conocíu como l'aceite de granes de camelia, té d'aceite de camelia, o Lu Shan Snow Camellia, anque en menor midida (ensin clasif.): Eudicots. This all leads to a greater incentive to grow and cherish this most beautiful of ornamentals. Breeding camellias for the northern landscape is an on-going process. In my own case, if I think back to the late ’s, we started with two C. oleifera introductions, “Lu Shan .