Japanese Camellia, Camellia japonica, Seeds Japanese Camellia is best known for its lovely white, red, pink or variegated flowers.
The Camellia produces flowers up to 5 inches wide with yellow centers and rounded overlapping petals, much like a rose. Blooming from fall to spring in warmer areas and in early spring in cooler areas, Camellias are a traditional favorite across the southeastern U.S. Throughout the winter, Camellias brighten the landscape.
A compact growing habit, glossy green evergreen foliage, a handsome gray trunk and a showy profusion of bloom account for the wide popularity of this large, handsome shrub.
Camellias last many years and can be grown as a shrub or small tree. Camellia is a slow grower but can eventually reach up to 20 feet tall. In its native areas of China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan, the Camellia flourishes in shaded or semi-shaded positions and sheltered in cold climates.
The genus was named for George Kamel, a Jesuit missionary who travelled in Asia and studied the flora of the Philippines. Red Camellias symbolize intrinsic worth and white blossoms mean loveliness. Displayed at Korean weddings as far back as 1200 BC, Camellias represent longevity and faithfulness.
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