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Camellia japonica


Common Camellia
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Camellia japonica
Principal Common Name Camellia
Common Name(s) Common Camellia
Description A large evergreen shrub or small tree with dark green leathery leaves. There is an extensive range in flower color.
General Comments There is a long list of varieties selected for the form, flower color, flower time and size.
Nativity Japan
Height Range 6 - 12 FT
Spread Range 6 - 12 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 12 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Glossy : Leathery : Smooth
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color Pink : Red : White
Flower Time Spring : Fall : Winter
Ease of Growing Average : Difficult
Light Preferences Part Sun : Partial Shade : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Loam : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Heavy : Medium
Outstanding Features Evergreen : Flower : Foliage : Form

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