Camellia japonica 'Pink Mermaid'

Pink Mermaid Fishtail Camellia




Family: Theaceae

Genus: Camellia

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).

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My Experience: 

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.

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