A picture of a Camellia cuspidata

Camellia cuspidata

Camellia cuspidata

Camellia cuspidata BotGardBln271207D by User:BotBln (CC BY 2.5)

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3.5m

Max

3.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Camellia cuspidata Overview

Originating from China but now widespread in the west. An upright shrub up to 3 m bearing small dark green pointed leaves; new leaves are copper. Profuse flowers are white with broadly overlapping petals.

Common problems with Camellia cuspidata

How to propagate Camellia cuspidata

Cuttings

You can propagate by semi-ripe or hardwood cuttings from mid-summer to early winter.

Grafting

Grafting.

Layering

Simple layering in late winter or early spring.

Other uses of Camellia cuspidata

Grown for their flowers and foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.