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PlantFiles: Camellia, Hybrid Camellia
Camellia 'Dr. Clifford R. Parks'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Dr. Clifford R. Parks
Additional cultivar information: (C. reticulata x C. japonica)

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Winter


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive moparman On Jan 16, 2012, moparman from Leary, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:

This variety is classified as a 'reticulata' camella by American Camellia Society and it's official name is 'Dr. Clifford Parks'. I have a 12 foot high tree that is glorious when it is covered in blooms in the spring. My zone is 7b.


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

Texarkana, Texas

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