I know these trees are nearing the end of their lives, so I am extra appreciative of the beautiful blooms each spring.
This camellia is easily twice the size of the one I posted recently. It blooms about a month later. It's blooming now, but this picture is from last year - check out the one white bloom near the bottom:It had a hundred or more hot pink blooms and one white one. I haven't seen another white one before or since. A close-up:
These old bloomers are pretty much care-free. No watering or fertilizing. We did have one of the bradford pears that was leaning precariously pruned a bit last year.