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

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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: Mathotiana
Hybridized by hybridized in Europe; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1940

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Category:
Shrubs

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Dark/Black
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Leathery-Textured

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

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive MotherNature4 On Apr 30, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

We've grown 'Mathotiana Rubra' for 40 years. The ruby red flowers tinge with purple as the flowers age. It has a lovely form. MotherNature4

Neutral Monocromatico On Apr 29, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

Formal double red Camellia variety, with really big and elegant flowers.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida
Coushatta, Louisiana
Conway, South Carolina



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