Camellia japonica ‘Purity’

Purity Camellia
Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

8-10′ x 5-8′


Filtered Sun, Partial Shade


Medium Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Winter, Spring

Special Features

Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes


Sunset Garden Zones

4-9, 12, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderately slow-growing evergreen shrub with an upright to slightly-spreading growth-habit, typically to 8-10’ tall x 5-8’ wide, or greater with age. Can easily be pruned to maintain a smaller size, or formed into a small, single-trunk patio tree. This vigorous, long-time landscape favorite is a mid-season bloomer featuring lustrous, glossy, deep-green foliage accented with dazzling, medium-sized, rose-form double to formal double snow-white flowers appearing late-winter into spring. Well-suited as an accent or foundation planting and can be grown on trellises or in containers. A popular choice for woodland or Asian themed gardens. Prefers a rich, acidic, well-drained soil, and thrives with regular watering in a filtered-sun to light-shade exposure.


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