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
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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

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

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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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.