Christmas Camellia Resprouting after Pruning in album plants

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A bare branch of a Christmas Camellia showing pruning and a young, bright green resprout, with blooms in the background

Dec 1st, 2011, by Alex Zorach

This photo shows a bright green sprout of relatively young foliage from a Christmas Camellia, Camellia sasanqua. This sprout shows evidence of recent pruning, which you can see in the cuts to the branch in the upper right of this photo. Normally, in this climate (Philadelphia0, this plant would only grow new foliage in the spring.

However, this plant resprouted in the fall, evidenced by the dark green of the surrounding leaves, and the flowers in this background -- the Christmas camellia blooms in late fall and early winter, around Christmas time in many areas, as the name suggests.

This photo was featured in my blog post about the Christmas camellia and its relationship to the tea plant.