|A favorite plant for mild climates, several species, plus thousands of cultivars and hybrids, offer an almost endless array of flower colors and shapes on lustrous green leaves. From the small fragrant flowers of Camellia lutchuensis to the very large and showy blooms of Camellia reticulata, these low-maintenance, evergreen shrubs have blossoms of every type. Two of the most widely planted are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. Both make excellent screens and informal hedges. Many sasanquas tolerate full sun with proper soil and ample water. All are moisture-loving, and prefer well-drained, acid soils. All make exceptional container plants. Protect from hot afternoon sun and dry winds. Start by seeds, cuttings and grafting. Clean up fallen flowers to prevent Camellia petal blight. Prune for shape after flowering. Fertilize with acid plant foods.
Japanese Camellias are the most popular of all camellias, with over 2000 named cultivars that offer a wide range of spectacular flower types, colors, and bloom periods. Leaves are an attractive dark green, thick and leathery.
Attributes - Camellia japonica
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Winter
Flower Color: Pink, Red, White
Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil.
Camellia 'Snow Flurry', Camellia 'Winter's Rose', Camellia japonica 'Kramers Supreme', Camellia japonica 'Kumasaka', Camellia sasanqua, Camellia sasanqua 'Apple Blossom', Camellia sasanqua 'Setsugekka', Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide', Camellia x williamsii 'Donation'