Adeyaka Camellia
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Adeyaka Camellia

Adeyaka Camellia

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Camellia japonica 'Adeyaka'


The name of this camellia means 'fascinating', and for good reason.  Developed in North Carolina by camellia master Dr. Clifford Parks, 'Adeyaka' is a vigorous, upright grower with dense, medium dark green leaves and heavy bud set. The currant-red single blooms are abundant and cover the shrub from December to April. Camellias grow best in partial shade or filtered sun (with protection from afternoon sun) and well-drained slightly acidic soil.  Use the evergreen 'Adeyaka' at the back of a shrub border or as a screening plant.


Teas/tisanes can be made from all camellias, for varied flavored results depending on the variety and processing methods used--some cultivars have caffeine, while some do not. There are resources available online for the hobbyist and production-minded tea makers alike. Research, experiment, process and use at your own risk.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 8'
Mature Width: 6'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full shade to partial sun
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.