Camellia 'Koto-no-kaori'

Common Name:
Fragrant camellia
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Theaceae (The Tea Family)
Geographic Origin:
China and Taiwan
California Native?:
Plant Size:
6-8 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Fall and winter
Flower Color:
Rose pink
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
Sweetly scented, single 2 inch rose pink flowers begin to appear in late fall on this charming hybrid camellia, and bloom continues throughout the winter. Habit of this shrub is lacy, leaves are medium green. Camellias thrive in sun or shade along the coast but need some shading during summer heat inland. Though they tolerate many soils, they grow best and show the beautiful deep greens for which their leaves are noted in well drained, acid soils, with moderate to regular watering.