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PlantFiles: Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Mrs. Charles Cobb'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Mrs. Charles Cobb

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:
Light Shade

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Provides winter interest

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

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Moonglow On Feb 25, 2005, Moonglow from Corte Madera, CA wrote:

Wow, oh, wow when she finally blooms! What luxurious showy deep red blooms she displays. I have to take better pictures. My "Mrs. Charles Cobb" camellias are about 2' tall and the blooms 5" across.

Positive texasgarden On Feb 1, 2005, texasgarden from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I love camellias as a foundation planting, and they do well. However they do grow very slowly! Of the 4 varieties I planted, Mrs. Charles Cobb has been the most resistant to fungus and has been the only one to bloom so far. Very nice to have big red blooms in the dead of winter!


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

Corte Madera, California
Fresno, California
Mission Viejo, California
Coushatta, Louisiana
Dallas, Texas
Herndon, Virginia

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