Camellia, Hybrid Camellia
Camellia 'Winter's Charm'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Winter's Charm
Hybridized by Dr. William Ackerman
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Morehead City, North Carolina

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Nov 20, 2011, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

According to Ackerman, "Winter's Charm' is a hybrid of C. sasanqua 'Takara-awase X C. oleifera "Plain Jane," Upright, columnar growth, with leathery, glossy dark green leaves. Flowers are levender pink, peony form. Blooms Oct-Nov. Hardy to minus 10 F.

Neutral

On Feb 20, 2011, eclayne from East Longmeadow, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Refer to U.S. National Arboretum website for history/ culture:
http://www.usna.usda.gov/Newintro/camelli1.html

Culture: Prefer moist, well-drained, acid soils with high organic matter content. Mulch should be applied and maintained year round. Camellias benefit from light shade in summer and protection from winter wind. Fertilize minimally to prevent leggy, unattractive growth.