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Camellia: Camellia japonica
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|Above: tall blooming shrub, Below: camellia in understory
||Use: specimen, foundation, hedges, screen, espalier, commercial and home landscape, containers
Plant: evergreen shrub or small tree to 25', dwarfs available
Origin: China and Japan
Zone: 7 - 10
Flowers: single or double varieties with heavy textured blossom throughout winter. Ranges from reds to whites.
Foliage: simple, waxy, dark green
Culture: part sun to part shade in sheltered location. Rich, well-drained, mesic soil. Drought tolerant once established. Mulch with humus or compost. Non invasive roots and shade tolerance make them perfect for foundations.