Camellia japonica 'Kujaku Tsubaki'

Peacock Camellia




Family: Theaceae

Genus: Camellia

Parent: Camellia japonica

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: 10 to 12' tall, 6 to 8' wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade


Tubular red flowers that hang down and long, narrow, dark green leaves that may 'fishtail' at the tips. Semi-weeping growth habit. Well-drained soil.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Woodlanders in November 2010 and planted it in the back garden. For the 2010 winter I covered it with a large pot on cold (<27F) nights. No fishtails and none on the parent. Bob McCartney at Woodlander's thought the fishtail may be a juvenile trait.

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