Friday 24 November 2023

Tea-oil Camellia

Tea-oil Camellia (Camellia oleifera, 油茶).

Every year in November, Yuelu Mountain is peppered with blooming camellia shrubs. They grow well in the shade and as there are few other flowering plants along the forested back-trails, they are conspicuous. The flowers are sometimes fragrant but often their scent is imperceptible.

Tea-oil Camellia on Yuelu Mountain