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Camellia japonica

Common Name(s):
Camellia
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Excess sun, cold or shade can reduce flowering; numerous cultivars available

Height:
8-15 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous, leathery, dark green leaves; 2-4 in. long; some yellowing of foliage can occur in winter with direct sun
Flower:
3-5 in. semi-double to double flowers in winter or spring; white, pink, red, rose, variegated; not fragrant
Zones:
7 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Partial shade (pine shade is ideal); prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright, dense, pyramidal shrub; stiff and formal
Width:
5-10 ft.

NCCES plant id: 1453

Camellia japonica Camellia japonica leaves and flower
Photo by Scott Ackerman, CC BY - 2.0