February 1, 2023
Camellia japonica 'Kumasaka'

Camellia japonica 'Kumasaka'

Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ or Kumasaka Camellia has showy semi-double round flowers in rosy-pink color. It is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub. It is native to Japan. It has a smooth gray bark. Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ is cold hardy, like other Camellias diffused light is best. Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ is part of the Theaceae family of plants. It can grow to 1.5m or 6ft but it is a slow grower and it could take ten years to grow that tall.

Camellia japonica 'Kumasaka'
Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ in Los Angeles, California

Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ prefers more acid soil but humus-rich, moist and try to keep the roots cool. Choose a semi-shade location and sheltered from the wind. It flowers from winter to mid-spring. Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ has glossy oval dark green leaves and flowers profusely.

Camellia flowers drop completely rather than by petals. It is also very important to remove Camellia flowers and pruned leaves as they could encourage plant problems. It is best not to include them in your composting either.

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Camellia japonica ‘ Mrs. Swan’
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Camellia ‘High Fragrance’
Camellia Saluenensis ‘Dogrose’
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