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Camellia oleifera

Common Name(s):

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ka-MEE-lee-ah oh-lee-IF-er-ah
Description

Cold hardy to 10 degrees F; best grown with morning shade. Upright, irregular, densely branched shrub with a pyramidal habit. Sun to partial shade; prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Lu Shan Snow'
'Lu Shan Snow'
Tags:
#evergreen#hardy#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Lu Shan Snow'
'Lu Shan Snow'
Tags:
#evergreen#hardy#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Camellia
    Species:
    oleifera
    Family:
    Theaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern China to Northern Indo-China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Pyramidal
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2-2.5 in., white or pink flowers in fall and winter; bright yellow stamens; fragrant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple, lustrous, leathery, dark green leaves; 1-3 in. long
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No