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Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia 'Jacks'

Camellia japonica

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

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

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Regional

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

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey

Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 23, 2015, wendymadre from Petersburg, VA wrote:

I've had 'Jacks' Camellia in my Zone 7-A garden for eight or nine years. It's in a seven gallon pot, sheltered against the size of my garage. It made it through the unusually cold winter of 2015 without any damage. I've been limbing it up, gradually, to shape it into a small tree. It is a lovely red, a tidy shape, and I look forward to having it in a large container in the garden. It originated in the United States around 1960, so it shouldn't be patented anymore.

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