Moist, rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Camellias need extra water during dry summers. Horticultural oil spray applied after flowering prevents scale and other insects.
- Light Needs: Semi-shade or dappled shade.
- Watering Needs: Water regularly
Japanese camellias shine in winter, with their glossy, deep green leaves and brilliant symmetry. Red, pink, and white lowers appear in spring, and they range from solids to stripes and from single cups of petals to tight double blooms.