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Camellia japonica 'April Kiss' Camellia japonica 'April Tryst' Camellia japonica 'April Tryst'
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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
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Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Reg Ragland'
A Camellia Forest Introduction.
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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
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Parentage: seedling of 'Yours Truly'

A Camellia Forest Introduction.
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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 'Aunt Jetty' Camellia japonica 'Aunt Jetty' Camellia japonica 'Aunt Jetty'
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)
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 'Balustrade' Camellia japonica 'Benten-kagura' Camellia japonica 'Black Magic'
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. 2 year old plant = 3galt pot.

"Dance of Goddess of Luck" (trans.) is a mutation of 'Daikagura' and has the same early fall blooming habit and red and white large sized peony form flowers. The mutation causes the leaves to have an irregular white border on often misshapen leaves. The variegation is striking and gives the plant a white and green appearance. The red flowers have heavy white mottles caused by virus and often start blooming in early October here in NC.

Hardy to USDA Zone 7
Flower Form, Size: Peony, Large
Habit:
Bloom (NC): October
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2 year old plant = 1gal pot.

The flowers of 'Black Magic' have an unusual glossy appearance and are a very dark red. The flowers are medium sized and semi-double to rose form double and the flowers open late in the season. The leaves have exaggerated serrations making the foliage very interesting year round. The plant has very upright growth which is almost columnar when young.

Hardy to USDA Zone 7
Flower Form, Size: Semi-Double to Rose form, Medium-Large
Habit:   Upright
Bloom (NC):  April
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Camellia japonica 'Bloomfield' Camellia japonica 'Bob Hope' Camellia japonica 'Korean Fire'
NEW!  (Zone 6a)-  This is the number one selection of cold hardy Korean Camellia japonica from the Morris Arboretum.  Dependably flowering every year, 'Bloomfield' has one of the showiest flower displays, the best foliage and an excellent form.  The original plant is 16 feet tall and 9 feet wide.  The small single flowers are scarlet red. limited supply of 6-12 inch tall plants. 3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.

This is a good choice for those of you who like large red flowers. The large semi-double flowers are a saturated dark red. The plant has a slow compact growth habit and tends to bloom mid-season. Limited Availability

Hardy to USDA Zone: 7
Flower Form and Size: Semi-Double, Large
Habit: Compact
Bloom Time (NC): March
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Parentage:
Zone 7

A very dark red small semi-double that blooms mid to late season. So far it has been a slow grower with small leaves.
Camellia japonica 'Dr. J.C.Raulston' Camellia japonica 'Fragrant Boutonniere' Camellia japonica 'Gov. Mouton'
2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.
Ray Bond named this bright red Camellia to honor our local hero. I have found the flowers to be medium sized and anemone form with a mid season bloom. The plant grows relatively slowly and makes a nice compact shrub.

Zone: 7
Habit:
  Compact
Bloom (NC): 
March
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Parentage:
(Zone 7)

A bright red peony form flower that was bred by James Finlay of New Zealand. It is mid-season blooming and fragrant. (C. japonica 'Nioi fubuki X 'Kramer's Supreme')
1 year old plant = 2 quart pot.
This eighteenth century introduction survived our coldest winters and huge plants can be found in older gardens. The medium sized peony form flowers are an oriental red often with white splotches. The bloom season is early and the plant is vigorous with a slightly spreading growth habit.

Zone: 6B
Flower Form, Size:
Peony, Medium
Habit: Spreading
Bloom Time (NC): February
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Camellia japonica 'Higo-hagoromo' Camellia japonica 'Hino Maru' Camellia japonica 'Holly Bright'


Flowers are large, deep red, and open flat with a large spreading column of anthers in the Higo form. The flowers are sometimes variously anemone form. The growth rate is moderate with a somewhat spreading habit and thick leaves. With a mid-season bloom, this cultivar is also very cold hardy

Hardy to USDA Zone 7
An old Higo C. japonica with deep red and flat single flowers has a name that translates to "National Flag of Japan". The flower is small to medium and open in mid to late season.The plant has spreading growth habit.
Camellia japonica 'Holly Bright' Camellia japonica 'Katsuya Nomura' Camellia japonica 'Kifukurin Benikarako' = "variegated from Doug"
This seedling of 'Tama No Ura' from Bobby Green has red, semi-double flowers with a clear white border. Often the flowers are cup shaped rather than flat and open early to mid-season. A very vigorous plant will develop long weeping branches. Named after Japanese baseball great.
A variegated selection given to us by our dear friend Doug Ruhren.  The red flower is an attractive anemone form in mid-season.  The subtle leaf variegation adds seasonal interest.
Camellia japonica 'Kifukurin Benikarako' = 'Variegated selection by Doug' Camellia japonica 'Korean Fire' Camellia japonica 'Korean Flame'
This miniature red anemone form blooms early to mid-season. The leaves have a yellow-green border and the plant is upright growing. While working in Korea, Barry Yinger heard about Camellias growing on islands near the border of North and South Korea. He thought these could be very cold-hardy and collected specimens which were distributed and tested. Mr. Yinger made this selection at his garden in central Pennsylvania after temperatures dropped to -23°F. The single flowers are red and bloom early in the season. The plant is compact with handsome foliage.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6A
Flower Form, Size: Single, Small-Medium
Habit: Compact
Bloom Time (NC): February
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A variegated branch sport of 'Korean Fire' found by Michael Vaughn.  Small single red flowers are produced in mid-winter.  Considering its parentage, this should boast great cold hardiness (zone 6a), though we have only had it a few years and have not tested for extreme hardiness.
Camellia japonica 'Korean Flame' Camellia japonica 'Korean Flame' Camellia japonica 'Kujacku-tsubaki'
A variegated branch sport of 'Korean Fire' found by Michael Vaughn.  Small single red flowers are produced in mid-winter.  Considering its parentage, this should boast great cold hardiness (zone 6a), though we have only had it a few years and have not tested for extreme hardiness. A variegated branch sport of 'Korean Fire' found by Michael Vaughn.  Small single red flowers are produced in mid-winter.  Considering its parentage, this should boast great cold hardiness (zone 6a), though we have only had it a few years and have not tested for extreme hardiness. The "Peacock Camellia" (trans.) has semi-double medium sized flowers that are red with white mottles. The leaves are very narrow and lanceolate often with yellow markings from virus. The branches are quite weeping and combined with unusual leaves it makes a striking plant. This plant blooms mid to late season.
Camellia japonica 'Kujacku-tsubaki' Camellia japonica 'Kujacku-tsubaki' Camellia japonica 'Kuro Delight'
2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.
The "Peacock Camellia" (trans.) has semi-double medium sized trumpet shaped flowers that are red with white mottles. The leaves are very narrow and lanceolate often with yellow markings from virus. The branches are quite weeping and combined with the unusual leaves it makes a striking and different Camellia. This blooms mid to late season.

Zone: 7A
Flower Form, Size: Semi-Double Trumpet, Medium
Habit: Weeping
Bloom Time (NC): March - April
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3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.
The "Peacock Camellia" (trans.) has semi-double medium sized trumpet shaped flowers that are red with white mottles. The leaves are very narrow and lanceolate often with yellow markings from virus. The branches are quite weeping and combined with the unusual leaves it makes a striking and different Camellia. This blooms mid to late season.

Zone: 7A
Flower Form, Size: Semi-Double Trumpet, Medium
Habit: Weeping
Bloom Time (NC): March - April
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year old plant = 1 qt pot.
This plant has the darkest red flowers of any of the cold hardy Camellias. The medium sized maroon red flowers are usually semi-double. At first the plant has slow spreading growth but becomes a moderate upright grower once planted in the ground. Mid-season bloom. The leaves are long and narrow like those of a peach tree.

Zone: 6A
Flower Form, Size: Semi-Double, Medium
Habit: Upright, Moderate
Bloom Time (NC): March
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