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.
Greensboro Red Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Greensboro Red'
Greensboro Red Camellia, with its large size and evergreen foliage, makes a showstopping privacy hedge or screen. With multiple light red flowers from late winter into spring, this small tree or shrub is cold hardy, deer resistant, and likes some pruning after flowering. Heavy pruning is discouraged. Like most camellias, it will benefit most from a bit of shelter from the wind and hot sun, since buds and leaves are susceptible to the extreme elements.
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.