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Camellia sinensis

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Description

Heat and drought tolerant; good for screen and background; more cold hardy than other Camellia spp.; flowers attract bees. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#hardy#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#white flowers#shrub#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#evergreen#hardy#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#white flowers#shrub#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Camellia
    Species:
    sinensis
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts bees
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1-1.5 in. white flowers with yellow stamens in fall to early winter; fragrant; 7-8 petals
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves; 2-4.5 in. long; light green below.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Screen/Privacy
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat