Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Silver Waves'

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

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:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Brea, California

Corte Madera, California

San Jose, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 28, 2006, ddfaith from Brea, CA wrote:

I have one of these and it has been doing well under a patio in shade but recently the blooms have not opened and perfectly green leaves have started to fall....
I've fed it with plant food designed for it but not sure what to do next!

Positive

On Feb 21, 2005, Moonglow from Corte Madera, CA wrote:

This is a GREAT specimen plant. Excellent for my zone. I'm trying to become more choosy with my plants...collecting the ones that will be happy in my zone. Plants that will not need to be wintered inside the house. Low-maintenance.

Spectacular blooms!