Camellia, Hybrid Camellia
Camellia 'Taylor's Perfection'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Taylor's Perfection
Hybridized by J. Taylor
Registered or introduced: 1975
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

By grafting

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Oakland, California

Salinas, California

San Leandro, California

Marietta, Georgia

Coushatta, Louisiana

Echo, Louisiana

Charleston, South Carolina

South Prairie, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 4, 2012, weatherguesser from Salinas, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I planted two of these 4 years ago in a couple of "problem spots" in my yard -- narrow beds, one with a wall behind and one along a fence, both in part shade. The plants have a "flat" growth habit that makes them work well in an espaliered setting like this. Mine have done reasonably well and suddenly this year have really heavy loads of large flowers. They are slow growers (at least in my yard), not too demanding water-wise or picky about fertilizer. I give them a dose of ACR food a couple of times a year and they seem to be happy. My only complaint (somewhat alleviated this year) is that many of the flowers face downward so it's hard to see how pretty they really are.