Camellia japonica 'Purple Dawn'/Purple Dawn Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Purple Dawn' / Camellia japonica 'Purple Dawn'
Still one of the all time favorites among camellia cultivars
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Still one of the all time favorites among camellia cultivars

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Scientific Name: Camellia japonica 'Purple Dawn'
Common Name: Purple Dawn Camellia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This cultivar also goes by the name 'Mathotiana.' It is one of the all time favorite camellias. It produces large showy rosy colored formal flowers with a purple overcast. Plants grow to be quite large, even tree-like in size over time. The foliage is large and the plant makes a strong presence in a garden. Provide a moist, sandy loam, acidic, well drained for best growth, although this cultivar can adapt to a rather broad range of growing condition. As with all camellias, the tea scale insect can be a troublesome pest for plants, especially those plants that are growing under stressful conditions.