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botanical name:
Camellia grijsii
Camellia grijsii © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Camellia yuhsienensis
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Winter
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Medium sized evergreen. Relatively small, elegant, white flowers freely produced in late winter. Slightly fragrant. Glossy dark green, finely toothed ovate leaves.

cultivation:
Well drained acidic soil, sun or part shade in a sheltered position.

usage:
An oil is made from the seeds and used in medicines and cosmetics.

other notes:
Native to southern China

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