Camellia 'Elina'

Camellia rosthorniana

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: rosthorniana (ros-thorn-ee-AH-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Elina
Additional cultivar information:(PP12349)
Hybridized by Shibamichi
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Scarify seed before sowing

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Alexandria, Virginia

Petersburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 21, 2017, wendymadre from Petersburg, VA wrote:

Elina has been in a pot in a shady part of my Zone 7A garden for over a year. I bought a 2-quart pot from Camellia Forest Nursery in the spring of 2016, thinking that it would be ideal for a bonsai, due to its delicate leaves and flowers. It doesn't even look that much like other camellias. It has grown a bit during the year, blossomed in March/April, and is healthy, putting out new leaves now. Elina is a cute and graceful little plant, with arching branches. I haven't performed any Bonsai torturing on it yet. Was it patented in 2001, making it available for propagation in 2021, or how does that work?

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