The Camellia Society of the Potomac Valley’s next scheduled meeting is Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the National Arboretum.

We’ll be discussing camellia care and propagation, as well as plans for the annual show and plant sale in April 2017.

Please join us in the first floor education room at the rear of the National Arboretum main building.  You may also want to visit the Asian Valley, where the camellia collection is located.  There should be a few early blooming sasanquas and cold-hardy hybrids already putting on a show!


About CSPV

Our Society represents camellia lovers from all over the Mid-Atlantic regions, including the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Members include gardening enthusiasts, landscapers, nurserymen, horticulturists, hybridizers and anyone who loves these beautiful and easy to care for shrubs!

Dues are $10 per person payable annually. Click here to join.

CSPV meets on the second Sunday of the month in November and March. The annual CSPV show and plant sale is typically held at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland on a weekend in early April when spring blooms are at their height.

Click here for the results from our April 2014 Show.

Here are some other resources of interest:

List of Camellia Varieties Grown in the Potomac Valley (from an October 2008 CSPV Member Survey)

November 2010 CSPV presentation on Camellia Sasanquas

March 2011 CSPV Presentation by Dr. Matt Taylor on Longwood Gardens’ Camellia Breeding Program