Today, Thursday 9th of Feb, we visited several camellia nurseries on the outskirts of Chuxiong city (a small city of 6 million!)
Two were owned by the same young man and covered a vast area. There is no nursery in the UK even close to half the size of these ones.
The whole nursery was geared towards selling camellia. Most of the plants offered are mainlt reticulatas grafted on to either native reticulata or japonica rootstock.
The picture below is a the view from a nursery, notice to the left an ancient buriel site.