Camellias are wonderful Southern evergreen shrubs that have magnificent flowers. The blooms are the most picture perfect around.
We carry the common Camellia or Japonica, the Sasanqua Camellias, and a few Hybrid Camellias. The Japonica Camellias are shade lovers, while the Sasanqua Camellias love more sun.
Japonica Camellias are 6' to 8' tall and wide. They bloom from December to February; they like shade, can take minimum temperatures between 10 to 20 degrees and should be watered when the top 3" of soil is dry.
Some of the Japonica Camellias that we carry are:
Jordan's Pride - blooms are large peony type, that are pink with white edges.
Eleanor McCown - blooms are anemone type, that are white with red stripes.
Kramer's Supreme - blooms are peony type, that are magenta. These can have a slight scent.
Kumasaka - blooms are peony type, in a beautiful bright rose pink.
Nuccio's Pearl - blooms are formal double type, that are white with pink edges.
Sasanqua Camellias are 8' to 10' tall and wide. They bloom from October to December; they like more sun than the Japonica Camellia, but are less tolerant of the cold. They also should be watered when the top 3" of soil is dry.
Some of the Sasanqua Camellias that we carry are:
Hana Jiman - blooms are large semi double type that are white with pink edges.
Mine-No-Yuki - blooms are large peony type that are white.
Setsugekka - blooms are large semi double type that are white.
Kanjiro - blooms are double type the petals are light pink edged with dark pink.
Then there is Yuletide this is a type of Sasanqua that gets about 9' tall and 6' wide, and has thicker foliage, but otherwise like the Sasanqua. The blooms are single type, that are red and bloom in December.
The Hybrid Camellia that we carry is:
Coral Delight - Blooms are large semi double type that are coral pink.
Type: Evergreen shrub
Exposure: Japonica Camellias like shade. Sasanqua Camellias like sun.
Colors: Variety of pinks, magentas, whites, reds
Care: Water when top 3" of soil is dry.