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Camellia fraterna/Fraterna Camellia

Camellia fraterna / Camellia fraterna
Creamy-white flowers on a specimen shrub at Margie Jenkins Nursery near Amite, LA
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Creamy-white flowers on a specimen shrub at Margie Jenkins Nursery near Amite, LA

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Foliage on the Fraterna Camellia

Specimen shrub in flower in late February in Louisiana

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Scientific Name: Camellia fraterna
Common Name: Fraterna Camellia
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 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: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: This camellia produces an abundance of creamy-white flowers in winter and early spring. Provide a fertile, well-drained soil and protection from direct sunlight during the heat of the day in the Coastal South. Attractive to bees and butterflies. This camellia has slightly fragrant flowers.