Camellia japonica ‘Silver Waves’ is a semi-double evergreen shrub. This Camellia’s flowers have white petals and yellow stamens. Camellia japonica ‘Silver Waves’ belongs to the Theaceae family of plants. It is an early bloomer it could start as early as winter into spring. The flowers are semi-double and the petals are wavy. The leaves are elliptic to ovate, dark green, and glossy.
Camellia japonica is also known as Tsubaki in Japan, and it is one of the better-known species of Camellia. Sometimes it is called the rose of winter. Its native region includes China, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.
How to grow Camellia japonica ‘Silver Waves’:
Grow Camellia japonica ‘Silver Waves’ in filtered sun. Plant it in well-drained moist, acid soil, rich in humus. Protect flower buds from cold and dry winds and morning sun. Watch out for aphids, vine weevil, petal blight, long scale, maple scale, or pear white scale. It is important to remove dead flowers and leaves when they drop to prevent the chances of petal blight.
Camellia japonica ‘Silver Waves’ grows up to 4m or 13ft tall. It is a slow grower but it is easy to take care of. When you need to prune, it is better to do selective pruning as Camellias do not respond well to harsh pruning.