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CAMELLIA oleifera




  • Evergreen - leaves 4-9cm (1¾-3½in) long, dark green above, light green beneath
  • White
  • Height - 8m (26ft)
  • Spread - 3-4m (10-13ft)
  • Tall Shrub - produces abundant flowers 5-6cm (2-2½in) across
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - easily confused with C. sasanqua 'Narumigata'
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, scale insects, vine weevils, leaf spot
  • Place of origin - China
  • Camellia Types - species
  • Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
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8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3-4m (10-13ft)
 

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