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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 have a highly variable 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 are 6 to 18 inches tall, in 1 or 2 quart pots: $20

2 year old plants are 12 to 30 inches tall, in 3 quart or 1 gallon pots: $30

3-4 year old plants are 18 to 42 inches tall and bushy, in 6 quart to 3 gallon pots: $65

As a general rule, we keep our plants in relatively small pots to avoid waterlogged soil and poor root growth. We strive to grow plants with healthy root systems that will adjust well to being planted outdoors. Unless a large, thickened root has begun to circle within the pot, we do not recommend disturbing the roots when planting. We have found that the many small roots have no problem rapidly growing into the surrounding soil and do not cause problems in later years.

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Camellia sasanqua 'Seikaiha ' Camellia sasanqua 'Seikaiha '

3 year old plant.

“Quiet Ocean Waves” (trans.) has formal double to rose form repeated white flowers with outer petals having pink markings. Individual blooms on this plant are quite showy due to the large size and nice form. The plant grows about as wide as tall and has nice stiff branches.

Zone 7B

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia X 'Shibori-egao' Camellia X 'Shibori-egao'

3 year old plant. “Variegated Smiling Face” (trans.) originated in Kurume, Japan and it has mid-pink semi-double blooms blotched with white (virus) in late fall. The plant is very vigorous, upright and quite cold hardy. Often the leaves have yellow splotches. The vernalis group are probably hybrids between C. japonica and C. sasanqua. (C. × vernalis) Zone 7A

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia japonica 'Unryu-tsubaki' Camellia japonica 'Unryu-tsubaki'

3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.

The "zig-zag" camellia makes a 45 degree turn at every node on the stem and the result is a bizarre maze of branches. The plant has a very upright habit almost fastigiate. The single flowers are rose red and open early in the season.

Hardy to USDA Zone 7

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Moon' Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Moon'

This is the 1 gallon size Autumn Moon.

Our Price: $30.00
Camellia japonica 'April Blush' Camellia japonica 'April Blush'

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:
Bloom Time (NC):
10 year size:
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Dr. Tinsley'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.
 

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia japonica 'April Dawn' Camellia japonica 'April Dawn'

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):
10 year size:
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Herme'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.

Our Price: $20.00
Camellia japonica 'April Pink' Camellia japonica 'April Pink'

CF
3 year old plant = 3 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.

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia sasanqua 'Angel's Kiss' Camellia sasanqua 'Angel's Kiss'

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C. sasanqua has medium pink peony form flowers that start blooming in October. It was nicknamed 'Pink Powder Puff' for the many ruffled petals, which create a globose flower shape, and the blooms are usually well formed for a sasanqua. It has sturdy, upright growth with small deep green leaves. A rapid grower that is good for hedges. (Zone 7a)

3 year old = 3 gallon pot

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia japonica 'April Dawn' Camellia japonica 'April Dawn'

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.

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia japonica 'April Kiss' Camellia japonica 'April Kiss'

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):
10 year size:
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Reg Ragland'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia japonica 'April Melody' Camellia japonica 'April Melody'

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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.

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia japonica 'April Remembered' Camellia japonica 'April Remembered'

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1 year old plant = 2 quart 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.

Our Price: $20.00
Camellia japonica 'April Remembered' Camellia japonica 'April Remembered'

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.

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia japonica 'April Rose' Camellia japonica 'April Rose'

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.

Our Price: $20.00
Camellia japonica 'April Rose' Camellia japonica 'April Rose'

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.

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia X 'Autumn Spirit' Camellia x 'Autumn Spirit'

CF

1 year old plant = 2 qt pot.

This exceptional selection starts blooming very early in the season with some of the most intensely colored flowers of any of the cold hardy fall bloomers. Many bright deep pink petals make up the small to medium sized peony form flowers. This bushy plant has small deep green leaves and is a moderate to vigorous grower. (C. oleifera X C. sasanqua F2 segregate)

Hardy to USDA Zone 6A

A Camellia Forest Introduction.

Our Price: $20.00
Camellia X 'Autumn Spirit' Camellia x 'Autumn Spirit'

CF

2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.

This exceptional selection starts blooming very early in the season with some of the most intensely colored flowers of any of the cold hardy fall bloomers. Many bright deep pink petals make up the small to medium sized peony form flowers. This bushy plant has small deep green leaves and is a moderate to vigorous grower. (C. oleifera X C. sasanqua F2 segregate)

Hardy to USDA Zone 6A

A Camellia Forest Introduction.

Our Price: $30.00
Camellia X 'Autumn Spirit' Camellia x 'Autumn Spirit'

CF

3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.

This exceptional selection starts blooming very early in the season with some of the most intensely colored flowers of any of the cold hardy fall bloomers. Many bright deep pink petals make up the small to medium sized peony form flowers. This bushy plant has small deep green leaves and is a moderate to vigorous grower. (C. oleifera X C. sasanqua F2 segregate)

Hardy to USDA Zone 6A

A Camellia Forest Introduction.

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia japonica 'April Tryst' Camellia japonica 'April Tryst'

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.

Our Price: $20.00
Camellia japonica 'April Tryst' Camellia japonica 'April Tryst'

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3 year old plant = 3 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.

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia X 'Ashton's Ballet' Camellia X 'Ashton's Ballet'

1 year old plant = 2 qt pot.

The flowers of 'Ashton's Ballet' are medium pink and rose form double. This blooms from October until December for us on an upright and vigorous grower. A cold hardy Ackerman selection. (C. sasanqua 'Shikishima' × C. oleifera 'Plain Jane')

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6A

Our Price: $20.00
Camellia X 'Ashton's Ballet' Camellia X 'Ashton's Ballet'

2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.

The flowers of 'Ashton's Ballet' are medium pink and rose form double. This blooms from October until December for us on an upright and vigorous grower. A cold hardy Ackerman selection. (C. sasanqua 'Shikishima' × C. oleifera 'Plain Jane')

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6A

Our Price: $30.00
Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Sentinel' Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Sentinel'

2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.

This striking plant has a very narrow upright growth habit with distinctive foliage. The leaves are small, narrow and dark green and with a compact habit, create a very attractive plant for a hedge or specimen. The plant grows quickly and the pale pink blooms come early in the season (October) and are small and double. This plant comes from Bobby Green in southern Alabama but has grown well in NC for several years. It is formerly known as 'Bob Green'. We love this plant!

Hardy to USDA Zone 7

Our Price: $30.00
Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Sentinel' Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Sentinel'

3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.

This striking plant has a very narrow upright growth habit with distinctive foliage. The leaves are small, narrow and dark green and with a compact habit, create a very attractive plant for a hedge or specimen. The plant grows quickly and the pale pink blooms come early in the season (October) and are small and double. This plant comes from Bobby Green in southern Alabama but has grown well in NC for several years. It is formerly known as 'Bob Green'. We love this plant!

Hardy to USDA Zone 7

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Sunrise' Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Sunrise'

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1 year old = 2 qt pot.

This is a favorite of Clifford Parks because it is one of the earliest sasanquas to start blooming in the fall and the heavy bloom is quite striking. The white flowers have a red tip on each petal which gives great contrast. The flowers are cup shaped as they open and are large singles. The plant grows vigorously and has a nice dense and upright habit. This is a fragrant Camellia.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 7

A Camellia Forest Introduction.

Our Price: $20.00
Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Sunrise' Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Sunrise'

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2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.

This is a favorite of Clifford Parks because it is one of the earliest Sasanquas to start blooming in the fall and the heavy bloom is quite striking. The white flowers have a red tip on each petal which gives great contrast. The flowers are cup shaped as they open and are large singles. The plant grows vigorously and has a nice dense and upright habit.

Hardy to USDA Zone 7

A Camellia Forest Introduction.

Our Price: $30.00
Camellia japonica 'Betty Sette' Camellia japonica 'Betty Sette'

3 year old plant = 3 gal pot.

This Dr. Ackerman selection has pink formal double flowers late in the season. The leaves tend to be dark green and somewhat rolled under making them appear rounded. The plant has slow and compact growth.

Hardy to USDA Zone 6B
Flower Form, Size: Formal Double, Medium
Habit:  Compact
Bloom (NC): April
10 year size:
Parentage: 'Frost Queen' X 'Variety Z'

Our Price: $65.00
Camellia sasanqua 'Bonanza Var.' Camellia sasanqua 'Bonanza Var.'

1 year old plant = 2 qt pot.

This has some of the deepest pink-red flowers of any of the Sasanqua. All Sasanquas have pink overtones due to the chemistry of the pigments in their flowers. The flowers are semi-double and medium sized and the plant has a somewhat spreading habit. The variegation caused by virus in these plants can create white mottles in the flowers. Multiple clones of 'Bonanza' exist and this is a larger flowered form which starts to bloom in October.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 7A

Our Price: $20.00
Camellia chekiangoleosa Camellia chekiangoleosa

This Chinese species is closely related to C. japonica, but has larger flowers and can have a distinctly orange-red hue in the flowers. The flowers are single with a large boss of yellow anthers and bloom from late winter into early spring. Reports from this country indicate this is quite cold hardy, possibly even into zone 6. This is a showy species which deserves to be used widely in the landscape and hybridized with various species to push the limits of Camellias. Often, large apple-sized fruits are produced and the seeds can be pressed to make a high quality oil for cooking. Hardy to USDA Zone 7A

Our Price: $45.00