Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Dona Herzilia de Freitas Magalhaes'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dona Herzilia de Freitas Magalhaes
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arlington, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 8, 2015, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Dona Herzilia de Freitas Magalhaes is an evergreen japonica camellia with semi double blooms that are bright coral pink initially, and gradually fade to violet as they age, but its flowers are completely dependent on the soil pH. An acidic soil will create the unusual shade of purple, an alkaline soil will give a red/pink shade. Flowers are purple when the plant grows in shale or clay soils. Flowers from mid-winter through to late spring.