The Durfee Conservatory
Durfee Conservatory

Bonsai-Camellia House

The Bonsai/Camellia House contains our seven historic camellia trees from the original Durfee Conservatory built in 1867. Flowering during the winter months, the camellia trees’ beautiful blossoms in shades of  red, pink, and white are a welcome sight during the cold weather.  This house also contains a Sweet Olive Tree (Osmanthus fragrans ) whose clusters of small yellow flowers produce an intoxicately sweet scent that perfumes the entire greenhouse.  Durfee’s bonsai collection is composed of both coniferous and deciduous tree species, including  Western Yellow Pine (Pinus ponderosa), Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum), Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) and Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba).

Camellia japonica  'Debutante'
Camellia japonica  'Mon Jusu'
Camellia japonica  'Alba Plena'
Camellia japonica  'Jarvis Red'
Camellia japonica 'Kate Swatter'
Camellia japonica 'Napoleon'
Camellia japonica 'Jarvis Red' in full bloom
Cryptomeria japonica  -  Japanese Cedar Bonsai
Taxus baccata  -  English Yew Bonsai