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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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

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:

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:

Corte Madera, California

Fresno, California

Mission Viejo, California

Coushatta, Louisiana

Dallas, Texas

Herndon, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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!