Parent: Camellia japonica
Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: 7 to 10' tall
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Amazing 'fishtail' leaves. Pink flower with yellow stamens.
Sold as Camellia japonica var. quercifolia but no record of such a variety found in Tropicos or PlantList. Selected and introduced by Piroche Plants in 1994 (Canada).
I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in November 2010 and planted it in the back garden near the path so we can see the fishtail leaves up close. I covered it during cold spells to protect it since it was so recently planted.
My plant was a cutting from a large stock plant that the nursery received by accident in a shipment of white-flowering plants.