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

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Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hawaii
Hybridized by Hamilton and Clark Nursery; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1961

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By grafting

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

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Neutral palmbob On Mar 26, 2012, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

this is a sport of CM Wilson (Camellia japonica). It has jagged edges on the flowers like they were trimmed with tiny pinking shears. Color is very pale pink to white with a blush of pink



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