Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia 'James Hyde Porter'

Camellia japonica

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: James Hyde Porter
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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:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Regional

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

Mobile, Alabama

Carrollton, Georgia

Charleston, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 10, 2015, BotanicalBoi from Carrollton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

We love our old camellia bush. It reaches far above our house and is covered with flowers (and bees) in the late summer and early fall. Maintenance free, smells heavenly, nicely shaped plant and attractive foliage. Ours is very happy on the southern facing side of our house. Little to no fertilizer or additional moister used.

Neutral

On Mar 11, 2006, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

Introduced in 1942 in Georgia. Described as a med size loose peony type bloom that varies from white with pink stripes to pink with white stripes. Supposed to bloom autumn through Christmas.

Mine has large 5-6" open semi-double (I don't see the peony shape yet) blooms about 1/2 of which fit the above description; the other 1/2 are solid dk rose to light red. Mine bloomed Feb-March.

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