Camellia 'Yume'

Common Name:
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Theaceae (The Tea Family)
Geographic Origin:
Hybrid origin
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 8-10 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
shade gardens
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Light pink
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
Glossy green leaves are an attractive backdrop for the unusual single flowers with alternating pink and white petals. Sweetly fragrant flowers appear winter to spring. 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.