"Schloss Pillnitz - The Camellia" Schloss Pillnitz Things to Do Tip by german_eagle
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Don't miss to see this famous Camellia! It is probably the oldest in Europe.
It is one of four Camellias which were brought from Japan to Kew (near London) in 1776. One of the four stayed in Kew, one was taken to Herrenhausen (Hannover) and one to Schönbrunn (Vienna). The Pillnitz Camellia was taken from Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew to Pillnitz in 1780 and is the only one which survived.
Currently it has a height of 8.5 m and a circumference of 12 m and it is still growing! From late Feb till mid May it is in bloom. A greenhouse protects the Camellia from freezing temps in winter. Mid May the greenhouse is removed for summer season.
Admission fee to the greenhouse is included in the park admission fee (2 Euro).
There are other, smaller camellias of different sorts in the Orangery in winter and all over the park in summer.
Directions: In the garden of Pillnitz Palace, northwestern part
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