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What a treat to find evergreen shrubs that flower during the dull days of winter. Queens of the winter flowers, Camellias are attractive evergreen shrubs that are highly prized for the beauty of their exquisite blooms, their splendid evergreen foliage and their compact shapely habit. Bursting into flower for weeks when the rest of the garden offers little, Camellias are ranked as one of the very best flowering shrubs.

  • Following the fall-blooming Camellia sasanqua, Camellia japonica (Japanese Camellia) becomes the star of the winter garden. This predominant species of the genus counts over 30 000 cultivars in a wide array of flower forms and colors. The blooms can reach 5 in. across (12 cm) and create a gorgeous floral display from late winter to spring. Slow grower, these broadleaved, evergreen shrubs feature a shapely habit and a handsome, glossy foliage.

Guide Information

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Genus Camellia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Wall-Side Borders, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden
Camellia japonica ‘Bonomiana’
Camellia japonica ‘Kramer’s Supreme’
Camellia japonica ‘Bob Hope’
Camellia japonica ‘Lavinia Maggi’
Camellia japonica ‘Herme’
Camellia japonica ‘Australis’
Camellia japonica ‘Drama Girl’
Camellia japonica ‘Scentsation’
Camellia japonica ‘Tricolor’
  • Generally blooming after the Japanese camellias, Camellia hybrids such as the Camellia x williamsii varieties include particularly attractive winter blooming cultivars. These hybrids result from the cross of Camellia japonica and Camellia saluenensis. Among the most cold-hardy camellias, most are extremely vigorous, free-blooming, with attractive, semi-glossy, leathery leaves. The graceful shrubs tolerate low light intensity and bloom over a long season, providing a spectacular show. They enjoy a wide range of habits, from dwarf to large and spreading.
Camellia x williamsii ‘Debbie’
Camellia x williamsii ‘China Clay’
Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 6 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Genus Camellia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Wall-Side Borders, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden
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