Camellia, Japanese Camellia Camellia japonica - Camellia hozanensis , Camellia kaempferia , Camellia tsubakki , Camellia wabiske , Thea hozanensis , Camellia florida , Camellia mutabilis , Camellia nakaii , Camellia planipetala , Thea camellia , Thea japonica , Thea nakaii
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Camellia, Japanese Camellia
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 60 days.
sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The Japanese Camellia ( Camellia japonica ) is one of the best known species of Camellia . It is a member of the Theaceae family or tea family. It is a flowering shrub or a small tree native to Japan , Korea and China . It is also the official state flower of Alabama . It is also called the “rose of winter.” more...
* An edible oil is obtained from the seed. It is called 'tsubaki oil'. more...
* The parent of many camellia cultivars, shiny leathery dark green leaves, flowers red, white, or pink, often produced in great quantity, in winter or spring, handsome gray trunk, wants a rich, acid soil and part shade or full sun, may grow as a shrub or small tree. more...