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Camellia chekiangoleosa - Chinese Camellia


Product Description

3 seeds per pack. A closely related species to the very popular Camellia japonica, this much less common species is notable both for its ornamental beauty, but also for its oil-rich seeds. Features large, attractive red flowers with a typical Camellia look. It is commercially grown for its seed oil, which is widely used (along with C. oleifera) in cooking, textiles and manufacturing. A medium sized, shrubby tree to 25 ft / 8 m. Grows well in subtropical climates and will survive temperatures to 15-20 F. Seeds are fresh, cannot be stored and should be planted on receipt. #4672

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons - Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren.

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