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Camellia japonica

Object Details

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Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display
National Museum of American History
Accession Number
2012-1382A
Description
Native to east Asia, camillas have been cultivated over time to produce thousands of different varieties of flower color, shape, size, and number.
Hardiness
0 - 30 F
Bloom Time
April
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Topic
Trees
Living Collections
Range
China; Japan; Korea
Habitat
Temperate to tropical forest, 0-2300 meters
Life Form
Evergreen shrub/sub-shrub
Average Height
6-12'
Bloom Characteristics
Species has single form flowers with 5-8 petals. Flowers grow at the tip of shoots or from lower leaf axils. 3-5" wide.
Foliage Characteristics
Dark green, oval, shiny leaves which have a leathery texture and serrated margins. 3-4" long.
Fruit Characteristics
Round. 1.5" diameter.
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Common Name
Camellia
Common Camellia
Japanese Rose
Rose Camellia
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Magnoliidae
Superorder
Asteranae
Order
Ericales
Family
Theaceae
Genus
Camellia
Species
japonica
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7e286d735-a429-493e-a636-8be081187c49
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2012-1382A
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
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