Botanical Name: Camellia japonica Add
Common Name: Japanese Camellia  
Plant photo of: Camellia japonica
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

3-6', 6-12', 12-25'


Flower Color

Pink, Red, White, Multi-Colored


Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade



Medium, High


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type



Soil Condition

Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Japanese, Tropical, Woodland


Accenting Features

Espalier, Fragrance, Specimen, Standard


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Entry, Foundation, Patio, Swimming Pool


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Hedge, Screen


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Normans/Steve Mullany
  • Description

  • Notes

An evergreen shrub or small tree, the Camellia japonica can reach 6-15' depending on the variety. It is intended for growth in part sun to shade, with average to little summer watering when established. They make excellent container plants.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.