Rev. John G. Drayton Camellia
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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|Foliage Type||Broadleaf evergreen|
|Height||6' - 10'|
|Spread||4' - 8'|
|Primary foliage Color||Green, dark, glossy|
|Seasonal foliage Color|
|Flower Color||Pink, deep rose|
|Growth Rate||Slow to moderate|
|Sun Preferences||Shade to partial shade|
|Water Preferences||AVERAGE: Well-drained soil|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||7|