Japanese Camelia, Rose of winter (Eng.)
It is an evergreen shrub that can grow into a tree with beautiful flowers year round if taken care of. There are several species of Camellia which also include Camellia sinensis, the tea plant, used to produce green tea, white tea and black tea. The most commonly found species however is the Camellia japonica which can be used for hedges and borders or just as a beautiful focal point in your garden. The darker flowering Camelias can withstand a bit more sun, but the pinks and white forms are usually grown in shade.