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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Fruit: Other: 1 1/2 inch rounded
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Pink
Red
White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
4"-5"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Japanese Camellia
  • Camellia

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Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: February 6, 2023
Camellia #8nn; LHB p. 672, 127-2-1, "Named for Moravian Jesuit wh
Location: Southern Pines, NC
Date: February 18, 2023
Camellia #8 nn; LHB p.672, 127-2-1, "Named for Moravian Jesuit wh
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: February 6, 2023
Camellia #8nn; LHB p. 672, 127-2-1, "Named for Moravian Jesuit wh
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: February 6, 2023
Camellia #8 nn; LHB p. 672, 127-2-1, "Named for Moravian Jesuit w
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-04-02
Location: Southern Pines, NC
Date: January 6, 2022
Camellia #8 nn; LHB p. 672, 127-2-1, "Named for Moravian Jesuit w
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-02-23
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-04-09
Location: Aberdeen, NC
Date: November 11, 2021
Camellia #8 nn; LHB p. 672, 127-2-1, "Named for Moravian Jesuit w
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-02-20
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-02-23

Date: c. 1816
illustration by P. Bessa from 'Herbier Général de l'Amateur', 1
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: February 20, 2024
Camellia #8nn LHB p.672, 127-2-1, named for Moravian Jesuit who t
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: February 20, 2024
Camellia #8 nn LHB p.672, 127-2-1, named for Moravian Jesuit who

Date: c. 1801
illustration from 'The Naturalist's Pocket Magazine', vol. 6, c.
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-02-23
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-03-27
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Southern Pines, NC
Date: February 6, 2023
Camellia #8 nn; LHB p. 672, 127-2-1, "Named for Moravian Jesuit w
Location: NE., Fl.
Date: Nov.11, 2013
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: February 20, 2024
Camellia #8 nn LHB p.672, 127-2-1, named for Moravian Jesuit who
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (near Brussels - Belgium)
Date: 2023-05-15
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: February 6, 2023
Camellia #8nn; LHB p. 672, 127-2-1, "Named for Moravian Jesuit wh
Location: Meise botanical garden
Date: 2022-05-17
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-01-13
At USF Botanical Gardens

Date: c. 1788
illustration from 'The Botanical Magazine', 1788

photo credit: Tatters ❀
Location: Meise botanical garden
Date: 2022-05-17
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2016-01-13
At USF Botanical Gardens
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