Camellia, Hardy hybrids
Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers
These camellias, bred from C. oleifera, are among the hardiest of all; they withstand temperatures to –10°F (–23°C) given an overhead tree canopy and protection from cold, drying winds. Most produce semidouble flowers; bloom period is fall and winter. Pink varieties include ‘Winter’s Beauty’, ‘Winter’s Joy’, and ‘Winter’s Rose’; white ones include ‘Lu Shan Snow’, ‘Winter’s Snowman’, and ‘Winter’s Waterlily’. ‘Winter’s Star’ is purplish red.
‘Buddha’ has a very large, rose-pink flower; inner petals are unusually erect and wavy. Fa...
‘Mouchang’ has very large, single to semidouble salmon-pink flowers. Vigorous.
‘Mandalay Queen’ has very large semidouble pink flowers with fluted petals.