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synonyms: Camellia yuhsienensis
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
full sun, part shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Medium sized evergreen. Relatively small, elegant, white flowers freely produced in late winter. Slightly fragrant. Glossy dark green, finely toothed ovate leaves.
Well drained acidic soil, sun or part shade in a sheltered position.
An oil is made from the seeds and used in medicines and cosmetics.
Native to southern China