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Our Camellias

Striving to bring you showy, garden-worthy plants, we work to offer exceptional flowers, vigorous growth, cold-hardiness, disease resistance and one-of-a-kind Camellias. New plants include our own introductions from our breeding program, older varieties that have proven to have good qualities and recent introductions from other breeders. We try to offer Camellias that represent the wide variation in the genus: from small and simple-flowered to a myriad of wild forms and large, many-petaled hybrids.

SIZES AND PRICES

Camellias are quite variable in growth rate in pots. Slower growers may be smaller than the sizes listed but an approximate guide for ordering plants is as follows:

1 year old plants cost $20 and are 6 to 18 inches tall in 1 or 2 quart pots.

2 year old plants cost $30 and are 12 to 30 inches tall in 1 gallon pots.

3-4 year old plants cost $65 and are 18 to 42 inches tall and bushy in 3 gallon pots.

We generally keep the Camellias in relatively small pots to avoid waterlogged soil and poor root growth. We strive to grow plants with healthy root systems which adjust well to being planted outdoors. I do not disturb the roots when planting unless a large thickened root has begun to circle in the pot; I have found that the many small roots rapidly grow out into surrounding soil and do not cause problems in later years.

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Camella sasanqua 'Susy Dirr' Camellia  oleifera 'Lushan Snow' Camellia  oleifera 'Lushan Snow'
NEW ‘Susy Dirr’ (zone 7) – This has a large bright pink formal double flower on a vigorous shrub. The bloom starts early in
the season and the plant should reach 10-12’ tall and 6-8' wide quite rapidly. This plant honors the indomitable spirit shown by
the daughter of Bonnie and Dr. Michael Dirr. PPAF
2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.
This is one of the selections of Camellia oleifera used by Dr. Ackerman for introducing cold hardiness into Camellia plants. The original plant is located in Asian Valley at the National Arboretum and is a multi-trunked tree over 25 feet tall and spreading 45 feet. It is worth seeing during any season as the bark is a powdery cinnamon color, with numerous white flowers produced in the fall.

Zone: 6A

This is one of the selections of Camellia oleifera used by Dr. Ackerman for introducing cold hardiness into Camellia plants. The original plant is located in Asian Valley at the National Arboretum and is a multi-trunked tree over 25 feet tall and spreading 45 feet. It is worth seeing during any season as the bark is a powdery cinnamon color, with numerous white flowers produced in the fall.

Zone: 6A
Camellia cuspidata Camellia edithae 'Hei Mu-dan' = 'Jinqu' = 'Dongnan Shancha' Camellia edithae 'Hei Mu-dan' = 'Jinqu'  = 'Dongnan Shancha'
Camellia cuspidata
Our Price: $20.00
(zone 7A)- This very fine textured shrub produces small (2" across) white flowers in the late winter or early spring. The narrow leaves have a nice red flush as they emerge and are displayed on willowy growth. The plant becomes a small tree with time and has very good cold hardiness. These seedlings come from plants originating in the Huang Shan (Yellow mountains) in Anhwei province near the northern limits of Camellias in China. 2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.
‘Hei Mu-dan'='Jinqu’=‘Dongnan Shancha’. This one keeps on our nomenclature toes - but it's too beautiful to resist, regardless of the name! This Chinese cultivar has an exceptional bloom as well as beautiful foliage. The formal double rose-red flowers are produced in late spring (the end of March through April) and are quite heat tolerant. The dark glossy leaves have deeply indented veins and make the plant handsome all year long. The form of the plant is also excellent with compact and upright growth. I have found this to perform better with some shade.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 7B
Flower Form, Size: Formal Double, Medium
Habit: Upright, Compact
Bloom Time (NC): March - April
10 year size:
Parentage:


1 year old plant = 2 qt pot.
Hei Mu-dan' = ‘Jinqu’=‘Dongnan Shancha’. This one keeps on our nomenclature toes - but it's too beautiful to resist, regardless of the name! This Chinese cultivar has an exceptional bloom as well as beautiful foliage. The formal double rose-red flowers are produced in late spring (the end of March through April) and are quite heat tolerant. The dark glossy leaves have deeply indented veins and make the plant handsome all year long. The form of the plant is also excellent with compact and upright growth. I have found this to perform better with some shade.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 7B
Flower Form, Size: Formal Double, Medium
Habit: Upright, Compact
Bloom Time (NC): March - April
10 year size:
Parentage:


Camellia furfuracea Camellia japonica 'All American Variegated' Camellia japonica 'Anita'
Camellia furfuracea
Our Price: $30.00
Camellia japonica 'Anita'
Our Price: $30.00
(Zone 8)- 1 gallon pot. While this species has striking foliage the greenish cream flowers have a minimal ornamental display. The leaves can be up to 7 inches long with indented veins and a rather stiff texture. This one can become a small tree up to 30 feet tall. The fruits are unusual with a flaky furfuraceous surface which means it has a rough brownish scaly appearance. The species is widespread in SE China, Vietnam and Laos.
Zone 7

A striking full peony form flower with red and white marbling throughout the flower. The flower is medium sized on a very compact and upright growing plant.
2 year old plant =1 gallon pot.
Light pink flower with dark pink stripes on medium semi-double flowers.   Vigorous, upright with compact growth.  Mid season bloom.

Zone: 7
Camellia japonica 'April Blush' Camellia japonica 'April Blush' Camellia japonica 'April Dawn'
CF
3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.
'April Blush' grows into the classic Camellia bush with deep green leaves, shell-pink and semi-double blooms. It sets buds freely, and flowers in mid-season. The relatively slow growth guarantees dense leaves and a plant of smaller stature.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6B
Habit:
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Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Dr. Tinsley'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.
 

CF
2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.
'April Blush' grows into the classic Camellia bush with deep green leaves, shell-pink and semi-double blooms. It sets buds freely, and flowers in mid-season. The relatively slow growth guarantees dense leaves and a plant of smaller stature.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6B
Habit:
Bloom Time (NC):
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Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Dr. Tinsley'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.


CF
1 year old plant = 2 quart pot.
The candy-stripe flowers make this a unique plant for several reasons. The flowers are mostly white with a few deep pink streaks which makes it special; occasional branch sports will result in various color patterns such as half deep pink and half white flowers. The medium sized, formal double flowers are produced in profusion over a long season from mid to late season. The habit of the plant is upright and very vigorous. At first young plants will grow rapidly and after a few years they fill in very nicely. A five foot specimen in New Jersey has bloomed well for several years.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6B
Habit:
Bloom Time (NC):
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Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Herme'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.
Camellia japonica 'April Dawn' Camellia japonica 'April Dawn' Camellia japonica 'April Kiss'
CF
2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.
The candy-stripe flowers make this a unique plant for several reasons. The flowers are mostly white with a few deep pink streaks which makes it special; occasional branch sports will result in various color patterns such as half deep pink and half white flowers. The medium sized, formal double flowers are produced in profusion over a long season from mid to late season. The habit of the plant is upright and very vigorous. At first young plants will grow rapidly and after a few years they fill in very nicely. A five foot specimen in New Jersey has bloomed well for several years.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6B
Habit:
Bloom Time (NC):
10 year size:
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Herme'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.


CF
3 gallon pot.
The candy-stripe flowers make this a unique plant for several reasons. The flowers are mostly white with a few deep pink streaks which makes it special; occasional branch sports will result in various color patterns such as half deep pink and half white flowers. The medium sized, formal double flowers are produced in profusion over a long season from mid to late season. The habit of the plant is upright and very vigorous. At first young plants will grow rapidly and after a few years they fill in very nicely. A five foot specimen in New Jersey has bloomed well for several years.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6B
Habit:
Bloom Time (NC):
10 year size:
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Herme'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.
CF
3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.
This vigorous grower has small pinkish-red formal blooms. It makes a very heavy bud-set and blooms at the beginning of the spring season. This is the earliest of the "April series", and with its heavy bloom makes a dependable display in the garden. It has upright growth and attractive glossy leaves.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6B
Habit: Upright
Bloom Time (NC):
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Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Reg Ragland'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.
Camellia japonica 'April Melody' Camellia japonica 'April Pink' Camellia japonica 'April Remembered'
CF

3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot. This compact, erect and moderate grower has single, small rose red blooms. 'April Melody' starts blooming early and extends over a long blooming season. This variety was selected because it is a strong grower and very cold hardy.

Hardy to USDA Zone 6B
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Rev. John Bennett'

A Camellia Forest Introduction.
CF
2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.
Soft pink formal double flowers remind us of  'Pink Perfection', but the plant was one to survive -9ºF in 1985.   A few blooms start early with the peak bloom usually in March (mid-season) here in NC.   The many petals often shade darker at the edges while the numerous flowers make a good garden display.  The plant has a compact and upright growth habit, making it a nice, dense shrub.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6B
Bloom Time (NC): March
Habit: Compact Upright
10 year growth:
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Kumasaka'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.
CF
3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.
This vigorous upright grower with spreading branches has large, cream to pink shaded, semi-double flowers. The bud set is substantial, and the flowers are produced over a long period from early to late season. This selection is slightly larger in all respects and much hardier than its mother, 'Bernice Boddy'. I believe this to be one of the hardiest Camellias.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6A
Habit: Upright Spreading
Bloom Time (NC):  April
10 year size:
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Dr. Tinsley'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.
Camellia japonica 'April Remembered' Camellia japonica 'April Rose' Camellia japonica 'April Rose'
CF
2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.
This vigorous upright grower with spreading branches has large, cream to pink shaded, semi-double flowers. The bud set is substantial, and the flowers are produced over a long period from early to late season. This selection is slightly larger in all respects and much hardier than its mother, 'Bernice Boddy'. I believe this to be one of the hardiest Camellias.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6A
Habit: Upright Spreading
Bloom Time (NC):  April
10 year size:
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Dr. Tinsley'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.
CF

1 year old plant = 2 quart pot.
This very compact and relatively slow-growing plant has rose-red formal double flowers. The medium sized blooms are very pretty and bloom late in the season. After the severe cold of January 1985, this was the only Camellia among thousands in our collections, to open flowers to any degree, and cold-induced dieback was not recorded in any of the three individuals in our test plots.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6A
Habit: Compact
Bloom Time (NC):  April
10 year size:
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Kumasaka'

A Camellia Forest Introduction.
CF

2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.

This very compact and relatively slow-growing plant has rose-red formal double flowers.   The medium sized blooms are very pretty and bloom late in the season. After the severe cold of January 1985, this was the only Camellia among thousands in our collections, to open flowers to any degree, and cold-induced dieback was not recorded in any of the three individuals in our test plots.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6A
Habit: Compact
Bloom Time (NC):  April
10 year size:
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Kumasaka'

A Camellia Forest Introduction.

Camellia japonica 'April Rose' Camellia japonica 'April Tryst' Camellia japonica 'April Tryst'
CF

3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.

This very compact and relatively slow-growing plant has rose-red formal double flowers. The medium sized blooms are very pretty and bloom late in the season. After the severe cold of January 1985, this was the only Camellia among thousands in our collections, to open flowers to any degree, and cold-induced dieback was not recorded in any of the three individuals in our test plots.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6A
Habit: Compact
Bloom Time (NC): April
10 year size:
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Kumasaka'

A Camellia Forest Introduction.
CF

1 year old plant = 2 quart pot.

An erect plant with a medium growth rate forms a nicely shaped plant with bright red, medium sized anemone-form flowers. It has a heavy bud-set and flowers over a long period in the middle to late part of the season. In many varieties, dense clusters of petaloids in the center of the flower are easily damaged by cold before the flower opens; however, this clone opens flowers of good quality after periods of very cold weather.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6B
Habit: 
Bloom Time (NC):  April
10 year size:
Parentage: seedling of 'Yours Truly'

A Camellia Forest Introduction.
CF

2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.

An erect plant with a medium growth rate forms a nicely shaped plant with bright red, medium sized anemone-form flowers. It has a heavy bud-set and flowers over a long period in the middle to late part of the season. In many varieties, dense clusters of petaloids in the center of the flower are easily damaged by cold before the flower opens; however, this clone opens flowers of good quality after periods of very cold weather.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6B
Habit: 
Bloom Time (NC):  April
10 year size:
Parentage: seedling of 'Yours Truly'

A Camellia Forest Introduction.


Camellia japonica 'Ashton's High Rise' Camellia japonica 'Ashton's Pink Cloud' Camellia japonica 'Aunt Jetty'
1 year old plant = 2 quart pot. This medium-sized rose form double flower is pinkish red. Dr. Ackerman, the originator, recommends this one for sites requiring a narrow, upright plant. The blooms open mi-season and the leaves are a deep dark green. Hardy to USDA Zone 6B Parentage: (C. japonica 'Billie McCaskill' X 'Variety Z') zone 6B
This medium light pink miniature to small peony form flower is very floriferous and very cold hardy according to Mrs. Kitty Ackerman. (Limited Supply)
This is the virus free form of ‘Governor Mouton’, thus it is a clear oriental red and is free of the white blotches on the petals of ‘Governor Mouton’. See description of ‘Governor Mouton’. (Zone 6B)
Camellia japonica 'Aunt Jetty' Camellia japonica 'Aunt Jetty' Camellia japonica 'Balustrade'
This is the virus free form of ‘Governor Mouton’, thus it is a clear oriental red and is free of the white blotches on the petals of ‘Governor Mouton’. See description of ‘Governor Mouton’. (Zone 6B)
This is the virus free form of ‘Governor Mouton’, thus it is a clear oriental red and is free of the white blotches on the petals of ‘Governor Mouton’. See description of ‘Governor Mouton’. (Zone 6B) NEW (Zone 6A)-  this selection of. Camellia japonica was made at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, PA.  from the islands in the northwest corner of South Korea, seeds were collected by Barry Yinger, Sylvester march, Paul Meyer and Peter Bristol.  this variety has a very narrow, upright habit with branches angling upwards.  The original plant is 11 feet tall and 3 feet wide.  The small single flowers are a good scarlet red and the plant has flowered every year, with lustrous foliage.