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botanical name:
Camellia japonica 'Elegans'
Camellia japonica 'Elegans' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Camellia japonica 'Chandleri Elegans'
family:  Theaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 4.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Bushy growth on spreading branches with large, dark green leaves. Very large anemone-form, pink flowers with occasional white splashes.

Acid, well drained, humus-rich soil and a sheltered, shady position.

other notes:
A chance seedling of 'Anemoniflora', raised by Chandler, England, about 1822


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