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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
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.

other notes:
Native to southern China

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