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Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Ave Maria'

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

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

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

Regional

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

Mobile, Alabama

Beale Afb, California

Sacramento, California

Sunnyvale, California

Milton, Florida

Folsom, Louisiana

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 13, 2007, AutumnSage from Beale AFB, CA wrote:

The first year this plant was in too much sun and the pretty flowers browned. I moved it to more shade and it was one of the most perfect flowers I've ever seen. I rather the darker pink cousin but this one is nice too. It also doesn't grow as fast as the red one.

Neutral

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

Paeony form, pale pink flowered variety, with light green foliage.