Camellia City’s Oldest Camellia Blooms Again After Replanting

Listen to the iHeartMedia interview with Debi Cale, R.N., Chief Nurse Executive at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and longtime Sutter Memorial nurse.

Celebrating the successful replanting of the camellia tree, "Sutter Memorial Memories," that graced the entrance to Sutter Memorial Hospital since its opening in 1937 occurred today. Sacramento has been known as the Camellia City, and this tree is considered to be Sacramento’s oldest camellia, having been transplanted to Sutter Memorial from a spot near the original Sutter Hospital, where Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento now stands.

Debi Cale, RN

Those who preserved the tree, including longtime Sutter nurses and other staff, along with developer StoneBridge Properties and a local nursery, will be thanked for their efforts to save the the camellia by the Camellia Society of Sacramento, which is hosting its 96 thannual Camellia Show March 7 and 8, the nation’s oldest camellia show. The Camellia Society is working with Sutter and StoneBridge to give the camellia a name that will be officially registered with American Camellia Society which is Sutter Memorial Memories. In addition, a plaque honoring the tree is already installed.

Sutter Memorial Memories

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