Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Dahlonega'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dahlonega
Additional cultivar information:(aka Dahlohnega)
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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:

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:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

Dark/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Regional

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

Morehead City, North Carolina

Mc Kinney, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 31, 2005, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

Also appears in some texts as "Dahlohnega", note extra 'h'. A relative new-comer, introduced in 1986. Flowers are med size,formal, dbl, antique-white, with possible hint of yellow.

On my plant, flowers are a very lovely white to pale cream when they 1st open, but over time darken to a less attractive dk cream with dirty-white/yellowed centers. My plant is very productive, blooming in several iterative "waves" in late winter through early spring.

Outer petals tend to flatten out and even tilt slightly backward while center petals tend to cup forward upon 1st opening and flatten out with age.

Neutral

On Jun 15, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

Cultivar with dark foliage and double white, rose bud shaped flowers.