Camellia japonica is an evergreen tree growing up to 5
to 6m from the ground, growing wild in forests, especially not far
from the seacoast, bearing 5-to-7cm-across single-petalled, dark red
flowers on it in wintertime. Parted petals connect themselves at the
base with the base of the stamens. So, C. japonica let its petals
drop together with the stamens, leaving the sepals and the pistil on
it. The fallen flowers on the ground can look as shapely as the
other ones still on the branches. Bloom time: December-March.