The Main Plant entry for Camellias (Camellia)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Camellias.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Pollinators: Bees

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Common names
  • Camellia
  • Common Camellia
  • Japanese Camellia

Photo Gallery
Location: San Clemente
Date: 2023-01-17
Photo by memtraylor
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2019-02-11
Rich Pink Camellia, looks just like a rose. Leu Gardens FL
Location: Winter Park, FL zone 9b
Date: 2019-02-11
Camellia unknown at Leu Garden
Location: San Clemente
Date: 2023-01-17
Location: Winter Park, FL zone 9b
Date: 2019-02-11
Pretty pink Camellia taken at Leu Gardens FL
Location: Winter Park, FL zone 9b
Date: 2019-02-11
Red and White colored Camellia at Leu Gardens FL
Location: Sarah P Duke Gardens   Durham, North Carolina
Date: 2023-02-25
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2008-03-09
Location: Seminole County, Florida, United States
Date: 2020-01-07
Re-upload.

Date: 2019-03-26
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Sarah P Duke Gardens   Durham, North Carolina
Date: 2023-02-25
Beautiful frilly pink bloom. Plant was labelled C. japonica Lady
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-11
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-01-07
Location: Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Date: 2023-12-12
Location: Columbus Ga
Date: 2024-03-08
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-11
Location: Monroe, Washington Taken by 3dogsfun in her yard
Date: 2016-03-09

Date: 2022-03-20
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Orange County, California
Date: 2023-03-04
Not sure of this variety...
Location: Sarah P Duke Gardens   Durham, North Carolina
Plant was labeled C. japonica Eleanor McCown, but bloom doesn't m
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-11
Location: Sarah P Duke Gardens   Durham, North Carolina
Plant was labelled C. japonica Elegans Champagne, but pictures ar
Location: Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Date: 2023-12-12
Location: zone 8 North Central, Fl.
Date: 2017-12-23

Date: 2022-03-22

Date: 2022-03-17
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-11
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2021-01-13
Camellia 022a
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2022-11-23
unnamed seedling Camellia
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-04-16
Location: Camellia Gardens, Caringbah South, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2015-08-06
Location: Fairfax, VA

Date: 2022-03-26

Date: 2022-03-20
Location: Oceanside Harbor
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-03-24
Location: Central Florida, my back yard
Date: 2023-01-08
Location: MS gulf coast
Date: 2024-01-14
Beautiful Blooms!
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: At a local nursery
Date: 2014-04-18
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-01-24
I love the lavender edges on the petal of this bloom
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-12-18
Location: Normaltown Athens,Ga
Date: 2/14/22
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-11
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-11
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-11
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2020-10-21
Pink Camellia 023
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2022-11-23
unnamed seedling camellia
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-04-03
Location: Beckenham Place Park, UK
Date: 2014-02

Date: 2022-03-22
Location: California State Capitol Park, Sacramento.
Date: 2016-02-01
Zone 9b.
Location: Oceanside Harbor
Date: 2019-01-17
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-01-17
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-05-06
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: my home in Alabama
Date: 2014-11-17
Camellia
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 1-6-2007
Location: Seminole County, Florida, United States
Date: 2019-12-31
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-12-18
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-11

Date: 2022-04-12
Location: Beckenham Place Park, UK
Date: 2014-03-10
Location: Seminole County, Florida, United States
Date: 2019-12-27
Location: California State Capitol Park, Sacramento.
Date: 2016-02-01
Zone 9b.
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-02-01
Location: California State Capitol Park, Sacramento.
Date: 2016-02-01
Zone 9b.
Location: California State Capitol Park, Sacramento.
Date: 2016-02-01
Zone 9b.

Date: 2022-03-26

Date: 2022-03-16
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-01-21
Location: Oceanside Harbor 
Date: 2019-01-17
Location: Wayneboro MS
Date: 2007-12-17
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-11-27
Pink Camellia 018
Location: Barcelona, Spain |April, 2023 (uploaded. This image is much older)
Date: 2023-04-03
Location: my yard in Alabama after the rain at dawn today
Date: 2014-11-17
Camellia leaves
Location: Ft Worth Botanic, Tx
Date: 2017-11-18

Date: 2022-04-02
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: Alabama, my yard
Date: 2014-11-17
Camellia

Date: 2022-04-02
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-11-29
Location: At a local nursery
Date: 2014-04-18
A newly fallen bloom
Location: National Botanical Garden (DC) | November 2022
Date: 2022-11-26
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-11

Date: 2022-04-14

Date: 2022-03-21
Location: CBC garden 
Date: 2015-12-02
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Location: Our Yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2011-02-04
Photo by robertduval14
Location: Camellia Gardens, Caringbah South, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2015-08-06
Location: California State Capitol Park, Sacramento.
Date: 2016-02-01
Zone 9b.
Location: California State Capitol Park, Sacramento.
Date: 2016-02-01
Zone 9b.
Location: California State Capitol Park, Sacramento.
Date: 2016-02-01
Zone 9b.
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: December 2015
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: December 2015
Both colors bloom on same plant:)
Photo by Scmagnolia1
Location: Our yard, DeLand, Florida
Date: 2014-02-06
Location: my garden 
Date: 2018-02-26
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-03-24
Location: Alabama
Date: 2014-11-17
Camellia bud

Date: 2022-04-02
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2020
Location: Philo, California
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-04-10
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-04-10
Photo by Cem9165
Location: Capitol Park Camellia Grove, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2018-06-13
Location: Balboa Park - San Diego, California                             
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: Feb 2013
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 1-6-2007

Date: 2014-01-29
Covered in ice.
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-04-01
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by HollyAnnS
Location: Wayneboro MS
Date: 2005-02-15
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-02-28
camellia bud
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Our Yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2011-02-11
Location: Our Yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2011-02-11
Location: Our Yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2011-02-04
Location: Our Yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2008-12-31
Location: Our Yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2012-02-08
Location: Camellia Gardens, Caringbah South,  N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2015-08-06
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: Seminole County, Florida, United States
Date: 2019-12-27
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California 
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: Seminole County, Florida, United States
Date: 2019-12-27
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California   
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California    
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: California State Capitol Park, Sacramento.
Date: 2016-02-01
Zone 9b.
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California      
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California       
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: My Yard
Date: 11/28/2015
Location: California State Capitol Park, Sacramento.
Date: 2016-02-01
Zone 9b.
Location: California State Capitol Park, Sacramento.
Date: 2016-02-01
Zone 9b.
Location: Our yard, DeLand, Florida
Date: 2014-02-06
Location: Our yard, DeLand, Florida
Date: 2014-02-06
Location: Our yard, DeLand, Florida
Date: 2014-02-06
Location: Our yard, DeLand, Florida
Date: 2014-02-06
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2019-04-05
This fruit will dry out and split open in late summer or early fa
Location: Variegated White-Pink Single
Date: 2013-04-05
Photo courtesy of: MomentsForZen
Location: Small Dark Pink Single
Date: 2013-04-24
Photo courtesy of: MomentsForZen
Location: Pink Semi-Double
Date: 2013-04-13
Photo courtesy of: MomentsForZen
Location: Wayneboro MS
Location: Linda's  garden 
Date: 2017-01-26
Location: Wayneboro MS
Date: 2005-12-22
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-12-28
Location: My Yard
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2014-09-12
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-02-07
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-01-10
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-02-16
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-01-10
Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2015-01-11
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2008-03-09
Photo by Cem9165
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-01-25
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-01-31
Blooms both colors on the same plant
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 1-6-2007
Location: Hotelholman/Normaltown 
Dakigura and White Empress
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-02-06
These grow on the same camellia bush in my garden.
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-02-04
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-11-04
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-02-28
Location: Our Yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2011-02-04
Location: Our Yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2009-02-07
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2017-02-07
Camellia Japonica - Winter Rose 001
Location: Seminole County, Florida, United States
Date: 2019-12-27
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California  
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California     
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: White Semi-Double
Date: 2013-04-03
Photo courtesy of: MomentsForZen
Location: Pink Loose Informal Double
Date: 2013-04-16
Photo courtesy of: MomentsForZen
Location: Linda's garden 
Date: 2017-01-26
Location: Linda's garden 
Date: 2017-01-26
Location: Linda's garden 
Date: 2017-01-26
Location: Linda's  garden 
Date: 2017-01-26
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-05-06
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2004-10-22
Pink perfection
Location: my garden zone 7b nc
Date: 2012-03-26
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-12-27
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-12-27

Date: 2014-09-12
Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2015-01-11
Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2015-01-11
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-01-25
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2019-01-07
Winter-blooming camellias that show their stamens have value for
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-02-11
Camellia
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-02-28
camellia stems
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-02-28
camellia leaves
Location: Our Yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2009-01-19
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-11-15
buds are developing
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-11-27
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Comments:
  • Posted by robertduval14 (Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 20, 2013 8:48 AM concerning plant:
    Alabama's state flower.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 3:18 AM concerning plant:
    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

    "Camellia japonica is a flowering tree or shrub, usually 4.9–20 feet tall, but occasionally up to 36 feet tall. The youngest branches are purplish-brown, becoming grayish-brown as they age. The alternate leathery leaves are dark green on the top side, paler on the underside, usually 2.0–4.3 inches long by 1.0–2.4 inches wide with a stalk (petiole) about 0.2–0.4 inches long. The base of the leaf is pointed (cuneate), the margins are very finely toothed (serrulate) and the tip somewhat pointed.

    In the wild, flowering is between January and March. The flowers appear along the branches, particularly towards the ends, and have very short stems. They occur either alone or in pairs, and are 2.4–3.9 inches across. There are about nine greenish bracteoles and sepals. Flowers of the wild species have six or seven rose or white petals, each 1.2–1.8 inches long by 0.6–1.0 inches wide; the innermost petals are joined at the base for up to a third of their length. (Cultivated forms often have more petals.) The numerous stamens are 1.0–1.4 inches long, the outer whorl being joined at the base for up to 1.0 inches. The three-lobed style is about 1.2 inches long.

    The fruit consists of a globe-shaped capsule with three compartments (locules), each with one or two large brown seeds with a diameter of 0.4–0.8 inches. Fruiting occurs in September to October in the wild.

    C. japonica leaves are eaten by the caterpillars of some Lepidoptera, such as The Engrailed (Ectropis crepuscularia). The Japanese white eye bird (Zosterops japonica) pollinates Camellia japonica."
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On January 1, 2020 Miscellaneous Event
Buds developing
piksihk On February 28, 2018 Bloomed
piksihk On July 6, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Rooting 3 cuttings
No luck rooting these
piksihk On December 28, 2015 Bloomed
paleohunter On October 6, 2023 Cuttings stuck
paleohunter On November 28, 2022 Cuttings stuck
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Camellia by rocklady Feb 26, 2021 10:08 AM 4
A Knockout Camellia? by tx_flower_child Sep 29, 2016 3:35 PM 4
Fool me once by tx_flower_child Dec 25, 2017 1:23 PM 3
Could be Camellia 'Cinderella'? by scvirginia Feb 28, 2019 11:33 AM 4
fragrant camellia by scvirginia Feb 18, 2022 7:00 PM 0

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