Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Daikagura'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Daikagura
Additional cultivar information:(aka Idaten-Shibori, Kiyosu)
Hybridized by Yokohama
Registered or introduced: 1891
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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

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:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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)

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:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By simple layering

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect 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:

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

Sebastopol, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 15, 2012, moparman from Leary, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:

This variety originated in Japan. The flower color is bright rose pink with varing amounts of white splotching. The plant has slow compact spreading growth. This is my earliest flowering japonica and sometimes starts before any of my sasanquas. It continues flowering thru the winter although the flowers will freeze and turn brown during severe weather (for 7B). This pass summer, it survived over 50 days >100F and plant looks great and is flowering normal. I have well over 50 varieties & species of camellias, and this is one that I look foreward to blooming every year.