Plant Common Name
Hybrid Camellia, Julia Camellia
The camellia 'Julia' produces pale lavender-pink flowers in late winter and early spring. E.L. Atkins of Theodore, Alabama selected this hybrid circa 1980.
This medium-sized, upright shrub has lustrous, dark-green, oval leaves with sawtooth edges. The white, pink-suffused, semi-double blooms open in late winter from rose-shaped buds.
Camellias are broadleaved evergreens from warm temperate regions of eastern Asia. They are prized for their abundant showy flowers, their handsome leathery foliage, and their longevity.
Like most camellias, ‘Julia' prospers in partial shade and acidic to neutral, humus-rich soil. Shelter it from strong winter sun and winds, and mulch it to keep the roots cool and moist. Prune (if necessary) in early spring, before next year's flower buds form.
Use 'Julia' to highlight a mixed border or woodland garden. It also makes an excellent greenhouse specimen.
AHS Heat Zone
9 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
8 - 10
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
7'-9' / 2.1m - 2.7m
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
Early Spring, Late Winter
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
Sharp or Has Thorns