Camellia, Hybrid Camellia
Camellia 'High Fragrance'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: High Fragrance
Hybridized by Finlay
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Altadena, California

Barnesville, Georgia

Coushatta, Louisiana

Lynnwood, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 18, 2012, peep1 from Newton, MA wrote:

I was given a small plant (less than 12 inches) last year. It immediately began to send out new leaves. I was rewarded with 3 flower buds this December. The first flower is strongly scented, about 3 inches in diameter pale pink and appears to be a full double peony type bloom. I can't wait for it to get bigger and have a bigger display. I grow it in a south east facing heated greenhouse in Massachusetts. It is potted in clay. Daytime temperatures are about 70 degrees, night time goes to about 45.

Positive

On Jan 18, 2009, violabird from Barnesville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Personal notes:

I have tried to research this cultivar as thoroughly as possible, but all details were not found, such as height, hardiness, and growing conditions . I have obtained 2 specimans, one from the ACS at Massey Lane Gardens in Ft. Valley, GA, the other a gift from a friend, from GreenNurseries.com. I had read that the fragrance is not detectible until 24 hours of bloom and have found this to be correct. The scent is soft and beautiful reminiscent to me as jasmine-like from my first bloom. This first bloom occurred on January 17, 2009.

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Exert of article from the American Camellia Society under 'Education':

Fragrant Camellias
by William L. Ackerman

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