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Camellia  (Camellia)

This is a dwarf Camellia growing in Balboa Park. Typically they start to bloom in November. Photo taken Jan. 16, 2013.

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is it sasangua?

30 Jan, 2013


How do they do in the heat?

30 Jan, 2013



Yes, it's a variety of C. sasanqua.

30 Jan, 2013



They hate heat! Most are planted on the north sides of buildings. Even then, some get burned in the heat of summer or fall (especially fall, when the hot Santa Ana Winds severely dry out the air and temps can reach more than 110ºF (44ºC) ).

30 Jan, 2013


I had tried them once,they just could not take it.Got roasted in the hot dry wind !

31 Jan, 2013


Yes, you if don't have a shady cool spot they're burn up.

There's a very large Camellia japonica a few blocks from where I live. It looks horrible. It's located under a tree on the north side of a house; however, it was severely burned back in late Sept. We had almost 10 hours of over 100ºF (38ºC) with only 8% humidity.

31 Jan, 2013


No sign of my buds opening any time soon................

31 Jan, 2013


They might need a little warmer weather, maybe?

1 Feb, 2013


So do I!

1 Feb, 2013


Come to San Diego. It was 78ºF (26ºC) yesterday and today. The next 4 days the temps are going to about the same.

2 Feb, 2013

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