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botanical name:
Camellia japonica 'Duchesse Decazes'
Camellia japonica 'Duchesse Decazes' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
synonyms:  Camellia japonica 'Duchesse de Cazes'
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: Winter
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Fully double paeony form, light pink flowers, often lightening to white at the petal edges, in late winter or early spring. Large bushy evergreen of upright habit, with luxuriant foliage of glossy dark green glossy leaves.

Acid, well drained, humus-rich soil and a sheltered, shady position. Can also be successfully grown in a large container and overwintered under glass.

From cuttings or by layering

other notes:
Raised in France about 1846.
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