Tama Bambino Camellia
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Tama Bambino Camellia

Tama Bambino 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 'Tama Bambino'


One of a few offspring of the 'Tama No Ura' japonica, 'Tama Bambino' blooms a mini-peony formed flower from December to March. Dense, ruffly pink flowers edged in white contrast with large dark green leaves.   


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.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

As Tama Bambino flowers age, the flow to a solid pink as opposed to Tama Vino or Tama Electra which flow to a red. All are very nice spring bloomers.

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.

Tama Bambino Camellia goes well with: