Camellia japonica 'Eleanor McCown' produces unusual white flowers with variable dark pink flecks and stripes.
Camellia japonica is a stunning specimen for milder gardens with glossy, dark-green, broadly elliptic, evergreen leaves accented with lovely, rose-like flowers in early spring. 'Eleanor McCown' produces unusual white flowers with variable dark pink flecks and stripes. Flowers are 4-5 inches or more wide. It is an heirloom cultivar dating back to 1831. Camellias appreciate rich, acidic, moist, well-draining soils. Use in the light shady garden as an accent or specimen plant, a hedge, or an espalier, or in containers and as cut flowers. Somewhat deer resistant. Plant in a protected location in zone 7.
Common Name: Camellia
Family: Theaceae (The Tea family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-10
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Early Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: A forest understory and forest edge shrub of hills and mountains from 300-1,100 metres elevation.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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