Camellia, Hybrid Camellia
Camellia 'Wilber Foss'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Wilber Foss
Hybridized by Jury N.Z.
Registered or introduced: 1971
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 31, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I bought this as a young plant from Trehane camellia nursery, UK, in January 1999. It is quite a strong grower, but remains a nicely shaped, upright, compact plant. The leaves are quite large, have a slight serrated edge, and are a healthy, glossy dark green of good substance.

The flowers are large, full paeony form up to 5 inches across. I have not seen a colour in any other camellia that is as vibrant a pink-red as this, it really seems to glow.

It has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, and has been given a hardiness rating of H4, the equivalent to USDA zone 7.