Camellia japonica. CAMELLIA. Coasts of Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan

Shrub, or small tree, 6 to 12 ft tall, depending on cultivar. Blooms in fall, winter, or spring depending on cultivar.

Locations include front of Encina Hall, Schwab Center, Memorial Church, GSB, Bing School, and the outer northeast Quad circle, near its center.

Illustration: McMinn, Howard E. and Evelyn Maino. 1951. An illustrated manual of Pacific coast trees; with lists of trees recommended for various uses on the Pacific coast by H. W. Shepherd. 2d ed. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.

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Name derivation, genus | species After George Joseph Kamel (1661-1706), pharmacist who studies Philippines flora | Japanese

Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet. List No. 11, page 4 | Rare, storied camellias to replace lawns near Memorial Church. Stanford Report March 2, 2005

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