Scientific Name: Camellia japonica Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:common camellia, Japanese camelliaTexture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:TheaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):10 - 15m x 3 - 4m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Elliptic, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, (Floriferous), Pink, Red, Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Red, Sep- Jul- Jun
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Cut flower or foliage, Spring interest, Tall background
Key ID Features:Leaves thick, crenulate, broadly elliptic,dark glossy green; stems glabrous (C. sasanqua has pubescent stems); flowers large, pink, red or white cvs.