How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Camellia—Camellia spp.
Family Theaceae (Camellia family)

Plant Identification

Camellias are evergreen shrubs or small trees that can grow up to 20 feet; most species grow between 6 and 12 feet.

Optimum conditions for growth

Camellias grow best with partial to full shade. In cooler climates camellias can survive on available rainfall; in other areas, summer irrigation is required. Camellias do best in fast draining, slightly acidic soils with high organic matter content.

Camellia tree
Camellia tree
Pests and disorders of Camellia spp.



Environmental disorders



Camellia flower
Camellia flower

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