On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, the Auburn-Opelika Men’s Camellia Club will host its 61st Spring Camellia Show and Sale at Pebble Hill in Auburn. The club has been promoting the culture of these easy-to-grow, flowering shrubs since 1959 when the camellia was named the state flower of Alabama.
Camellias reach their peak bloom about this time of year depending upon the weather. Charles Mitchell, show chairman, thinks that last year’s mild summer and ideal fall are responsible for an outstanding late winter and early spring bloom this year.
The show will begin at 9 a.m. and end around 4 p.m. At the same time, the club will have a selection of prize-winning Camellias for sale in 3-gallon pots. These selected varieties range in color from pure white to crimson red and in size from one-inch blooms to over six inches and have been nursery-grown just for the Auburn-Opelika area.
At the same time, members of the club will be present to talk about the culture and beauty of Alabama’s State Flower. Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben St. in Auburn.