Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena'

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

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Dark/Black

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Burlingame, California

Fort Pierce, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Echo, Louisiana

Petal, Mississippi

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 30, 2012, stix from Fort Pierce South, FL wrote:

Very reliable fall bloomer in 9B Florida. A good variety for us where spring bloomers often bullnose or suffer in a too hot spring.

Positive

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

This is an autumn blooming Camellia, cultivated in several places in Rio de Janeiro - one of the vew cultivars of C. japonica that can take constantly high temperatures. When blooming, it has lots of very big, double form, white flowers that contrast with the dark foliage. A real beauty.