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.
‘Mandalay Queen’ has very large semidouble pink flowers with fluted petals.
‘Mouchang’ has very large, single to semidouble salmon-pink flowers. Vigorous.