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Genus of 10-15 species of evergreen trees and shrubs in the tea family with attractive, spirally arranged leaves and fragrant flowers.
Tree - or tall shrub.
Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
Full sun - with midday shade. Shelter from cold, drying winds.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for its foliage form and camellia-like flowers.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - southwestern China, eastern Himalayas to southeastern Asia.
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
Neutral to acid soil
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