Camellia Reticulata California was introduced in 1981 as a new variety of Reticulata. It is an evergreen, spring flowering, camellia with an average growth rate. Thanks to a large, deep rose pink flowers, this Camellia is one of the most spectacular spring blooming plants you are likely to come across. In addition to these large showy flowers, Camellia Reticulata California tends to have a nice, lengthy flowering season.
Originating in China as opposed to Japan, Camellia Reticulata differs from the better known spring flowering Camellia Japonica and the winter flowering Camellia Sasanqua in that it tends to have a more tree-forming rather than bushy habit, and can grow quite tall over time. Camellia Reticulata can be compared with other small flowering trees such as Cornus Kousa (flowering dogwoods) and Magnolias.
Camellia Reticulata California likes a shady or semi shady spot, with acidic, moist well-draining soil.
Camellia Reticulata California can be used as a garden focal point, but may also be considered as an alternative hedging choice.