Rev. John G. Drayton Camellia

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Camellia japonica 'Reverend John G. Drayton'

The Rev. John G. Drayton first appeared in US catalogues in 1938. It is believed to have been originated at Magnolia Gardens, Johns Island, SC, and named for the founder.

It is a vigorous, compact, upright camellia that displays deep-rose-pink blooms in mid- to late-season. Very cold hardy. Has a loose peony-form bloom that is 3-4" in diameter, with wavy petals centered by golden stamens.

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Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
Foliage Type Broadleaf evergreen
Height 6' - 10'
Spread 4' - 8'
Shape Upright, rounded
Primary foliage Color Green, dark, glossy
Seasonal foliage Color
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Pink, deep rose
Berries
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow to moderate
Sun Preferences Shade to partial shade
Water Preferences AVERAGE: Well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone 7