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Christmas Camellia

Camellia sasanqua

Description:

Camellia sasanqua (the Christmas or Yuletide camellia) is an evergreen shrub growing to 5 m tall. The leaves are broad elliptic, 3–7 cm long and 1.2–3 cm broad, with a finely serrated margin. The flowers are 5–7 cm diameter, with 5-8 white to dark pink petals.

Habitat:

Christmas Camellia is native to coastal forests of southern Japan in Shikoku, and many other minor islands as far south as Okinawa. It is usually found growing up to an altitude of 900 meters. It was not known in western societies until 1869 when Dutch traders imported some specimens into Europe. It is now also introduced to Australia and the United States.

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2 Comments

DDO
DDO 9 years ago

Obrigado!

gil.leiria
gil.leiria 9 years ago

Beautiful camellia

DDO
Spotted by
DDO

McLean, Fairfax County, USA

Spotted on Nov 7, 2012
Submitted on Nov 7, 2012

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