Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena' /Alba Plena Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena'  / Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena'
Close-up of the gleaming white blossom
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Close-up of the gleaming white blossom

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Scientific Name: Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena'
Common Name: Alba Plena Camellia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a formal double with imbricated petals. It is an old cultivar but still a popular white for many people because it blooms quite early -- late fall and early winter into early spring. Camellias need an acidic soil that is well drained and grow best when protected from the hot afternoon sun in the Lower South. This cultivar can grow into a small tree form over time. It is a great choice for southern gardens.