Camellia japonica


Camellia japonica

Taxobox
name = Japanese Camellia



image_width = 240px
image_caption = "Camellia japonica"
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Ericales
familia = Theaceae
genus = "Camellia"
species = "C. japonica"
binomial = "Camellia japonica"
binomial_authority = L.

The Japanese Camellia ("Camellia japonica") is one of the best known species of Camellia. It is a flowering shrub or a small tree native to Japan, Korea and China."Botanica. The Illustrated AZ of over 10000 garden plants and how to cultivate them", p 176-177. Könemann, 2004. ISBN 3-8331-1253-0]

In its natural habitats the wild plant of "Camellia japonica" grows to 6-9 meters (20-30 feet) tall. It has usually red, five-petalled flowers of 5-8 cm (2-3 in) diameter.

There are more than 2000 hybrids developed from "Camellia japonica". The shade of the flowers can vary from red to pink to white and sometimes have multi-coloured stripes or specks.Nico Vermeulen:"The Complete Encyclopedia of Container Plants", p. 65-66. Rebo International, Netherlands, 1998. ISBN 90-366-1584-4]

The cultivars of "Camellia japonica" include 'Elegans' with large pink flowers which often have white streaks, 'Guilio Nuccio' with red to pinkish petals and yellow stamens, and 'Mathotiana Alba' with pure white flowers.

"C. japonica" leaves are eaten by the caterpillars of some Lepidoptera, such as The Engrailed ("Ectropis crepuscularia").

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