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Choosing a Camellia

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Camellia x williamsii 'Daintiness'

Hi! A Camellia is a great choice to add colour to a small garden in winter. It is a general rule that straight species C. x williamsii is hardier than C. japonica, but thankfully, there are numerous cultivars of both available on the market that are fully hardy. A number of choices suitable for a north-east corner AND a container are:
Camellia x williamsii 'Anticipation'
Camellia x williamsii 'Bowen Bryant' - double, pink
Camellia x williamsii 'Brigadoon'
Camellia x williamsii 'China Clay' - double, white
Camellia x williamsii 'Daintiness'
Camellia x williamsii 'Elegant Beauty'
Camellia x williamsii 'George Blandford'
Camellia x williamsii 'Water Lily' - pink
Camellia 'Black Lace' - pink, dark green leaves
Camellia 'Freedom Bell' - red
Camellia japonica 'Akashigata' - pale pink
Camellia japonica 'Apple Blossom' - white
Camellia japonica 'Bob Hope' - deep red-pink
Camellia japonica 'Doctor Tinsley' - double white
Camellia japonica 'Gloire de Nantes' - doule pink
Camellia japonica 'Grand Slam' - red
Camellia japonica 'Hagoromo'
Camellia japonica 'Lavinia Maggi' - double, pale pink
Camellia japonica 'Mercury' - deep rose-pink
Camellia japonica 'Rubescens Major'
Camellia japonica 'Scentsation'
Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King'
Camellia sasanqua 'Jean May' double, pale pink
All of these have AGMs so have proven themselves! A long list, but hopefully helpful.
If you decide to try something other than a Camellia, any cultivar of Ilex x meserveae is a great choice - dark green leaves, berries(if you have a male and female), acid-loving and compact. Or, you can choose a reliable stand-by with Skimmia japonica - evergreen, hardy, flowers and great berries - 'Nymans' is a good cultivar to use.
Let me know what you decide!
Kathy

  • Posted: Fri. 15th February 2008 12:12