Dongnon Shancha Camellia. This Chinese species from a distance closely resembles C. japonica, but upon closer observation the leaves are distinct with their pronounced venation. The flowers of this selection are a very formal double pink, somewhat resembling 'Pink Perfection' but darker. It is one of the latest flowering Camellias around, flowering for us on into April. Hence, one usually misses late freezes. As with all Camellias, plant shallow.