Camellia japonica ‘Mrs. Swan‘ is a salmon-pink colored Camellia with large size flowers. It usually flowers from March to May. Camellia japonica is an evergreen shrub, with deep green, glossy leaves. It can grow to 6m or 20ft. The flowers usually appear at the end of the branches. Camellias are native to China, Japan, and Korea.
It is part of the Theaceae family of plants. Camellia japonica is also known as Common Camellia, Japanese Camellia, Rose of the Winter, or Tsubaki. Camellia branches are purplish-brown when young and then they turn grayish. Camellia japonica ‘Mrs. Swan’ flowers appear singly or in pairs. Camellia japonica has about nine greenish bracteoles and sepals and petals are joined together at the base. The fruits usually contain one or two seeds.
Plant Camellia japonica ‘Mrs. Swan’ in acidic soil in a sheltered position away from dry winds and early morning sun. Propagate by cuttings. Watch out for aphids, scale insects, vine weevil, leaf blight, honey fungus, phytophtora root rot, camellia yellow mottle virus, and camellia petal blight.