Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: 6 to 8' tall 3 to 5' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Double rose pink flowers in spring. Deeply veined leaves about the size of those on Camellia japonica.
Native to southeastern China.
First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. ser. 4, 15: 221 in 1861.
Synonym: Thea edithae (Hance) Kuntze.
- Camellia hybrida
- Camellia brevistyla (Hayata) Cohen-Stuart
- Camellia caudata Wall.
- Camellia chrysanthoides H.T.Chang
- Camellia crapnelliana Tutcher
- Camellia grijsii Hance
- Camellia hiemalis Nakai
- Camellia japonica L.
- Camellia nitidissima C.W.Chi
- Camellia reticulata Lindl.
- Camellia saluenensis Stapf ex Bean
- Camellia sasanqua Thunb.
- Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze
- Camellia transarisanensis (Hayata) Cohen-Stuart
- Camellia x williamsii W.W.Sm.
I saw the flowers on this plant on Woodlanders' website and had to have it. I purchased a small 1-gallon in May 2009 and planted it by the side of the garage. It bloomed the next spring. It is getting late afternoon sun and some leaves burned at first but it is now seeming to tolerate the sun provided it is well-watered. Accidentally broke two branches off when planting next to it in the summer of 2010.