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.
Early to midseason. Red single flowers bloom freely in winter.
‘William Hertrich’ has very large, semidouble, deep red flowers with heavy petals.
Midseason. Considered by many to be the world’s finest camellia. Coral-rose, very large semidoub...