Camellia is translated into Japanese as '椿' (tsubaki), which is made up of two words, ' 木 ' (tree) and '春 ' (spring). This shows that 'camellia' is the tree which announces spring.
open the curtain
red petals out
Maku ake te akai hana saku tsubaki kana
brighten the yard
zen temple there
Tsubaki saki zen dera no niwa kagayakeri
― Hidenori Hiruta