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Camellia: Camellia japonica



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camellia japonica red bush

Family: Theaceae

Above: tall blooming shrub, Below: camellia in understory Use: specimen, foundation, hedges, screen, espalier, commercial and home landscape, containers
red camellia understory

Plant: evergreen shrub or small tree to 25', dwarfs available

Origin: China and Japan

: 7 - 10

: single or double varieties with heavy textured blossom throughout winter. Ranges from reds to whites.

Foliage: simple, waxy, dark green

: 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. 2009, Last Updated January 19, 2009