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Camellia japonica has been cultivated in Japan since ancient times and a few cultivars have been grown since the 1600's or before. Almost all varieties are upright shrubs which grow from 4 to 12 inches a year. Almost all develop into dense symmetrical shrubs with glossy evergreen leaves. There are many different flower forms, colors, and bloom seasons. Camellia Forest introductions are marked with a "CF"
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Camellia japonica 'All American Variegated' Camellia japonica 'Anita' Camellia japonica 'Ashton's High Rise'
Camellia japonica 'Anita'
Our Price: $30.00
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
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')
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 'Benten-kagura' Camellia japonica 'Bessie McArthur' Camellia japonica 'Black Magic'
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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This is a large semi-double, deep clear pink with prominent stamens. This is a seedling raised by Gerbing and introduced in 1938.
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 'Bob Hope' Camellia japonica 'Carter's Sunburst Special' Camellia japonica 'Catherine Cathcart Var.'
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
March 10 year size:
Parentage:
‘Carter’s Sunburst Special’ (zone 7A) – This differs from ‘Carter’s Sunburst’ in that it has more of a rose-form
double flower and darker pink petals with stronger pink streaking. Sometimes it even presents a light pink edge giving a great
three dimensional look to the flowers.
Camellia japonica 'Christmas Beauty' Camellia japonica 'Cup of Beauty' Camellia japonica 'Dahlonega'
This is a very showy, large, rose-red, semi-double to rose-form double with a cupped form that blooms mid-season. Originated at Magnolia Gardens, Charleston, SC about 1940. (There is also a variety of the same name brought from China that has a white, formal bloom. Camellia Forest Nursery grows the Magnolia Gardens cultivar.) (Zone 7) [2 quart pot] 1 year old plant = 2 qt pot.
The small plant has open upright growth. Pale yellow formal double flowers are produced late in the season. This was developed by Walter Homeyer and the name is a Cherokee word for gold. The plant is a slow and compact grower.

Hardy to USDA Zone 7A
Flower Form, Size: Formal Double, Small-Medium
Habit: 
Bloom (NC): April 
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Camellia japonica 'Dahlonega' Camellia japonica 'Destiny' Camellia japonica 'Dr. J.C.Raulston'
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The plant has open upright growth. Pale yellow formal double flowers are produced late in the season. This was developed by Walter Homeyer and the name is a Cherokee word for gold. The plant is a slow and compact grower.

Hardy to USDA Zone 7A
Flower Form, Size: Formal Double, Small-Medium
Habit:
Bloom (NC): April
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3 year old plant = 3 gallon pot.
This sport of 'Lady Clare' has striking white streaked deep pink flowers. This has the sturdy habit, large flowers and cold hardiness of 'Lady Clare'.

Zone 7A
Flower Form, Size: Semi-Double, Large
Habit: 
Bloom (NC):  March
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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
10 year size:

Parentage:
Camellia japonica 'Drama Girl' Camellia japonica 'Early Autumn' Camellia japonica 'Fifth Avenue'
3year old plant = 3 gallon pot.
The semi-double flowers of this variety are deep salmon rose pink and are very large. The size of the flowers will amaze you and your friends. This mid-season bloomer has large leaves and grows vigorously and can have somewhat pendulous branches.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 7
Flower Form, Size: semi-double, very large
Habit: Vigorous, open, pendulous
Bloom Time (NC): late Feb through Mar
10 year size : 12'T X 7'W
Parentage:

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1 year old plant= 2 quart pot.

Formal double flowers are lavender rose with center petals edged in deep lavender.   Flowers early and continues into mid-season.  Vigorous and upright habit.

Hardy to USDA Zone:  7
Flower Form, Size: Formal Double, Medium
Habit:  Vigorous, Upright
Bloom Time (NC): February into March
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Beautiful, white, mid-season blooming full peony form camellia. Medium to large blooms on a compact plant with a moderate growth rate.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 7
Flower Form, Size:
Peony, Medium
Habit: Compact
Bloom Time (NC): March
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Camellia japonica 'Frankie Winn Variegated' Camellia japonica 'Frankie Winn' Camellia japonica 'Freedom Bell'
‘Frankie Winn Variegated’ (zone 7) – Large, pastel pink, peony form, almost formal double flowers adorn this plant midseason.
The plant growth rate is average, and the growth habit is upright. Originated in Savannah, GA.
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2 year old plant= 1 gallon pot.

Large, white flowers are anemone to peony form, and bloom is at mid-season.   The plant growth rate is average, and habit is upright.

Hardy to USDA Zone:  7
Flower Form, Size: Anemone, Large
Habit:  Average, Upright
Bloom Time (NC):  March
10yr Size:
Parentage:
Camellia japonica 'Freedom Bell' Camellia japonica 'Geoff Hamilton' Camellia japonica 'Geoff Hamilton'
An upright plant with large, semi-double, pale pink blooms fading to paler pink edges. Evergreen with glossy, green and yellow variegated foliage. An upright plant with large, semi-double, pale pink blooms fading to paler pink edges. Evergreen with glossy, green and yellow variegated foliage.
Camellia japonica 'Geoff Hamilton' Camellia japonica 'Holly Bright' Camellia japonica 'Holly Bright'
An upright plant with large, semi-double, pale pink blooms fading to paler pink edges. Evergreen with glossy, green and yellow variegated foliage.