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Camellia  oleifera 'Lushan Snow' Camellia  oleifera 'Lushan Snow' Camellia japonica 'Ashton's Pink Cloud'
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
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)
Camellia japonica 'Betty Sette' Camellia japonica 'Frost Queen' Camellia japonica 'Frost Queen'
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'
1 year old plant = 2 quart pot.

This very nice white medium sized semi-double has glossy and dished leaves. The bloom season is mid to late and the plant is a moderate grower with upright and compact growth. This is a fine plant for the landscape and also a good seed parent for those of you doing hybridization. 'Frost Queen' was selected by Dr. Ackerman for cold-hardiness in a field trial of plants originating in northern Japan.

Hardy to USDA Zone 6B
Camellia japonica 'Jerry Hill' Camellia japonica 'Kuro Delight' Camellia japonica 'Kuro Delight'
1 year old plant = 2 qt pot .
This cultivar, developed by Dr. Ackerman, has rose pink, medium sized formal double flowers late in the season. The plant has dense and upright growth with broad, glossy, and dark green leaves.

Zone: 6B

Flower Form, size: Formal Double, Medium
Habit: Upright
Bloom Time (NC): April
10 year size:
Parentage: (‘Frost Queen’ × ‘Variety Z’)
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
10 year size:
Parentage:

3 year old plant = 3 gallon  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
10 year size:
Parentage:

Camellia japonica 'Kuro Delight' Camellia japonica 'River Farm Beauty' Camellia japonica 'River Farm Beauty'
2 year old plant = 1 gallon 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
10 year size:
Parentage:

This bright, crimson red, rose form double has moderately large flowers. It blooms mid-season to late-season. The plant is dense and slow-growing, and the hardiness is excellent. It is a hybrid between 'Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' and 'Variety Z', and was developed by Dr. William L. Ackerman of Ashton, Maryland in 1992. ('Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' X 'Variety Z') [Zone 6b] This bright, crimson red, rose form double has moderately large flowers. It blooms mid-season to late-season. The plant is dense and slow-growing, and the hardiness is excellent. It is a hybrid between 'Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' and 'Variety Z', and was developed by Dr. William L. Ackerman of Ashton, Maryland in 1992. ('Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' X 'Variety Z') [Zone 6b]
Camellia japonica 'River Farm Beauty' Camellia japonica 'River Farm Beauty' Camellia japonica 'River Farm Beauty'
This bright, crimson red, rose form double has moderately large flowers. It blooms mid-season to late-season. The plant is dense and slow-growing, and the hardiness is excellent. It is a hybrid between 'Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' and 'Variety Z', and was developed by Dr. William L. Ackerman of Ashton, Maryland in 1992. ('Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' X 'Variety Z') [Zone 6b] This bright, crimson red, rose form double has moderately large flowers. It blooms mid-season to late-season. The plant is dense and slow-growing, and the hardiness is excellent. It is a hybrid between 'Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' and 'Variety Z', and was developed by Dr. William L. Ackerman of Ashton, Maryland in 1992. ('Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' X 'Variety Z') [Zone 6b] This bright, crimson red, rose form double has moderately large flowers. It blooms mid-season to late-season. The plant is dense and slow-growing, and the hardiness is excellent. It is a hybrid between 'Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' and 'Variety Z', and was developed by Dr. William L. Ackerman of Ashton, Maryland in 1992. ('Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' X 'Variety Z') [Zone 6b]
Camellia japonica 'River Farm Beauty' Camellia oleifera 'Plain Jane' Camellia oleifera 'Plain Jane'
This bright, crimson red, rose form double has moderately large flowers. It blooms mid-season to late-season. The plant is dense and slow-growing, and the hardiness is excellent. It is a hybrid between 'Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' and 'Variety Z', and was developed by Dr. William L. Ackerman of Ashton, Maryland in 1992. ('Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' X 'Variety Z') [Zone 6b] 3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.

C.oleifera 'Plain Jane' has proven to be extremely hardy and has been used in hybridizing for cold-hardiness.  This cultivar originated as seed from the Nanjing Botanical Garden and was grown by the USDA since 1948.  The single white flowers have no traces of pink on the petals and are produced mid to late season.  

Hardy to USDA Zone 6A
Flower Form, Size: Single,
Bloom Time (NC) October - December
Habit: Slow, Dense, Upright
10 year size:
Parentage:

C.oleifera 'Plain Jane' has proven to be extremely hardy and has been used in hybridizing for cold-hardiness. This cultivar originated as seed from the Nanjing Botanical Garden and was grown by the USDA since 1948. The single white flowers have no traces of pink on the petals and are produced mid to late season. Limited Availability

Hardy to USDA Zone 6A
Flower Form, Size: Single,
Bloom Time (NC) October - December
Habit: Slow, Dense, Upright

Camellia x  'Ashton's Fragrant Jewel' Camellia X  'Pink Icicle' Camellia X 'Ashton's Ballet'
(zone 7)-  This is a miniature, deep lavender pink rose form double.  The very fragrant flowers are produced mid-season.  The plant habit is upright and the growth rate is vigorous.  This is  a C. japonica ssp rsuticana x C. lutchensis hybrid developed by Dr. Ackerman. 1 year old plant = 2 qt pot.

This hybrid from Dr. Ackerman has shell pink, semi-double to peony form flowers early to mid-season.  The dark green leaves tolerate winter sun well and make a nice background for the large flowers. This grows at an average rate and is an upright plant.

Hardy to USDA Zone 6B
Bloom Time (NC): February-March
Flower Form, Size: Peony, Medium-Large
Habit: Upright, Average
10 year size:
Parentage: C. x williamsii 'November Pink' × C. oleifera 'Lu Shan Snow'
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
Camellia X 'Ashton's Ballet' Camellia X 'Ashton's Cameo' Camellia X 'Ashton's Supreme'
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
2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot

The lavendar pink flowers of this Ackerman introduction are semi-double to loose peony form and open in November and December. This appears to be a heavy bud setter.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6B
Parentage: Camellia hybrid 'Winter's Charm' X C. oleifera 'Plain Jane'
2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot.

Upright, dense medium growth, dark green foliage. Flowers deep lavender pink anemone to peony form. Profuse bloomer.   Blooms mid season. An Ackerman Selection.


Hardy to USDA Zone: 6A
Parentage: [C.hiemalis  'Bill Wylam' X C.oleifera 'Plain Jane'] X [C.sasanqua 'Narumi-gata' X C.oleifera 'Plain Jane']
Camellia X 'Ashton's Supreme' Camellia X 'Ashton's Supreme' Camellia X 'Ashton's Ballet'
1 year old plant = 2 quart pot.

Upright, dense medium growth, dark green foliage. Flowers deep lavender pink anemone to peony form. Profuse bloomer.   Blooms mid season. An Ackerman Selection.


Hardy to USDA Zone: 6A
Parentage: [C.hiemalis  'Bill Wylam' X C.oleifera 'Plain Jane'] X [C.sasanqua 'Narumi-gata' X C.oleifera 'Plain Jane']
3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.

Upright, dense medium growth, dark green foliage. Flowers deep lavender pink anemone to peony form. Profuse bloomer.   Blooms mid season. An Ackerman Selection.


Hardy to USDA Zone: 6A
Parentage: [C.hiemalis  'Bill Wylam' X C.oleifera 'Plain Jane'] X [C.sasanqua 'Narumi-gata' X C.oleifera 'Plain Jane']
The flowers of 'Cile Mitchell' are medium pink and rose-like formal double. This blooms in the winter/early spring for us. (Camellia x williamsii)

Hardy to USDA Zone: 7A
Camellia X 'Ashton's Ballet' Camellia X 'Elaine Lee' Camellia X 'Elaine Lee'
Camellia X 'Elaine Lee'
Our Price: $20.00
Camellia X 'Elaine Lee'
Our Price: $30.00
The flowers of 'Cile Mitchell' are medium pink and rose-like formal double. This blooms in the winter/early spring for us. (Camellia x williamsii)

Hardy to USDA Zone: 7A
1 year old plant = 2 quart pot. Dr. Ackerman reports that this has especially hardy white semi-double blooms in late fall. The plant is upright growing with dark green glossy leaves. (C. japonica 'Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' × C. oleifera 'Plain Jane') Zone 6A 2 year old plant = 1 gallon pot. Dr. Ackerman reports that this has especially hardy white semi-double blooms in late fall. The plant is upright growing with dark green glossy leaves. (C. japonica 'Mrs. Bertha A. Harms' × C. oleifera 'Plain Jane') Zone 6A