Camellia

Camellia japonica

Camellia japonica  ‘Chie Tarumoto’
Photo/Illustration: 
Colleen Fitzpatrick
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Camellia (Camellia japonica)
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Genus:  Camellia
Japanese camellias shine in winter, with their glossy, deep green leaves and brilliant symmetry. Red, pink, and white lowers appear in spring, and they range from solids to stripes and from single cups of petals to tight double blooms. -Nellie Neal, Regional Picks: Southeast, Fine Gardening issue #127
Care:  Moist, rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Camellias need extra water during dry summers. Horticultural oil spray applied after flowering prevents scale and other insects.
Propagation:   From cuttings.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Red Flower,
White Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Shade
Style
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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