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Camellia oleifera

Common Name(s):
Tea-oil camellia
Cultivar(s):
Lu Shan Snow
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Cold hardy to 10 degrees F; best grown with morning shade. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
10-15 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous, leathery, dark green leaves; 1-3 in. long
Flower:
2-2.5 in., white or pink flowers in fall and winter; bright yellow stamens; fragrant
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil high in organic matter
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright, irregular, densely branched shrub with a pyramidal habit
Width:
10-12 ft.
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1454

Camellia oleifera Camellia oleifera
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Camellia oleifera Camellia oleifera - Whole Plant
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