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Camellia ‘Winter’s Charm’

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Noted for its unique cold hardiness and its showy flowers resembling peonies, Camellia ‘Winter’s Charm’ is a gorgeous early-season camellia from the U.S. National Arboretum Collection. Tough and reliable, this evergreen camellia can be successfully grown in regions as cold as USDA Zone 6b. Blooming over 4 to 6 weeks in late fall to early winter, each flower, 3-5 in. wide (7-12 cm), consists of 14 lavender-pink petals surrounding a prominent center of petaloids (small petals) and golden stamens. Petals are shed individually when blooms are completed, eliminating the need for any deadheading by the gardener. The foliage of leathery, slightly glossy, dark green leaves is very ornamental.

‘Winter’s Charm’ is a peony-form camellia resulting from a cross between Camellia oleifera (cold hardiness) and Camellia sasanqua ‘Takara-wase’ (flower form).

  • This shrub has a spreading habit and grows up to 4-7 ft. tall (120-210 cm) and 4-5 ft. wide (120-150 cm)
  • A part shade lover, this plant is best grown in consistently moist, acidic, organically richwell-drained soils. Provide a site sheltered from cold, dry winds, as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds. Protect from the early morning sun and the direct hot summer afternoon sun.
  • Camellias are susceptible to some viruses and fungal diseases, including leaf spots, anthracnose, black mold, petal blight, canker, and root rot. Watch also for aphids, planthoppers, and spider mites.
  • Mass in mixed shrub borders for dramatic winter blooms. Great flowering shrub for woodland gardens or as a screen and hedge. Perfect as a specimen plant and may be effectively grown in tubs or large containers.
  • Apply a root mulch (leaves or shredded bark)
  • Prune after flowering. Prune to thin branching and control size and shape.

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A common myth about Camellias is that they are very fussy and difficult to grow. This is not true. Camellias are exceptionally care-free plants if they are given a well-chosen site. Here are some basic rules that need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.

Requirements

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
Plant Family Theaceae
Genus Camellia
Common names Camellia
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Height 4' - 7'
(120cm - 210cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
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, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Japanese Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Camellia sinensis (Tea Plant)
Camellia sasanqua ‘Shishigashira’
Camellia sasanqua ‘Plantation Pink’
Camellia x williamsii ‘Debbie’
Camellia x williamsii ‘E.G. Waterhouse’
Camellia x williamsii ‘Les Jury’

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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.
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Requirements

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
Plant Family Theaceae
Genus Camellia
Common names Camellia
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Height 4' - 7'
(120cm - 210cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
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, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Japanese Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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