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PlantFiles: Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Scentsation'

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

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12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive NLaw On Mar 2, 2013, NLaw from Fort Worth , TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a great camellia. It blooms profusely and the flowers last a long time. Very healthy. The flowers are large and beautiful.

Positive Get_growing On Dec 6, 2010, Get_growing from Dallas, TX wrote:

Young, smaller speciman planted just before one of the coldest (10 degrees F several times) and snowiest winters ever in Dallas (17"). Came through with flying colors. Loaded with buds, can't wait for first blooms!


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

Coushatta, Louisiana
Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas

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