Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia
Camellia japonica 'James Hyde Porter'

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

» View all varieties of Camellias

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


Unknown - Tell us

Unknown - Tell us

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:
Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter


Other details:
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Click thumbnail
to view:

By DreamOfSpring
Thumbnail #1 of Camellia japonica by DreamOfSpring

By DreamOfSpring
Thumbnail #2 of Camellia japonica by DreamOfSpring

By DreamOfSpring
Thumbnail #3 of Camellia japonica by DreamOfSpring


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral DreamOfSpring 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.


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

Mobile, Alabama
Carrollton, Georgia
Charleston, South Carolina

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America