Family Theaceae (Camellia family)
Camellias are evergreen shrubs or small trees
that can grow up to 20 feet; most species grow between 6 and 12
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