Yoi Machi Camellia
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Yoi Machi Camellia

Yoi Machi 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 X  'Yoi Machi'


Supposedly, in Japanese 'Yoi Machi' means 'good town'. I guess that means that maybe this plant will bring blessings to your surroundings. 'Yoi Machi' is an early to mid-season hybrid with cold tolerance to zone 7. As late fall passes and spring approaches, this sasanqua hybrid is covered in an abundance of small white buds accented with pink margins. Bloom lasts from late fall into spring. Unlike many camellias, 'Yoi Machi' is smaller in scale, reaching a mature size between 4 to 6 feet tall and wide, with upright, vigorous, columnar growth. Consider situating this camellia at the corner of a house or as a focal point in a medium-sized shade bed. Good for tighter, narrower spaces, or as a centerpiece in a large container.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Greenhouse photos were taken on 1/27/2020, it's another beauty!

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 7'
Mature Width: 5'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 10
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
30 to 40
-1.1 to 4.4

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.