Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Camellia japonica

Family: Theaceae


Native to: China, Japan, Liu Kiu Island, South Korea, Taiwan

Sentiments: excellence and steadfastness, my destiny is in your hands


Types: shrub, tree

Forms: clumping, erect, open form

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 12 feet

Max width: 13 feet


pink, red, secondary color present, white/off white



new growth distinct


Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: part shade

Landscape uses: hedge or edging, screen

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

flowers in winter

Soil acidity: slightly acidic

Soil type: loam

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: 0 to +40 °F

Water: drought tolerant, moderate, regular

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