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PlantFiles: Hybrid Camellia
Camellia oleifera x sasanqua 'Winter's Waterlily'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: oleifera x sasanqua
Cultivar: Winter's Waterlily
Hybridized by Dr. William Ackerman

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
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)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Ackerman lists this camellia as hardy to -15 F, with exceptional frost resistence even when buds are partly open, compared to other camellias. Parents are C. oleifera 'Plain Jane' x C. sasanqua 'Mine-no-yuki." His tables list 11 cultivars of fall blooming camellias that survive at -15 F, and one spring blooming one. 'Ashton's Supreme' a fall blooming variety field tested to survive to
-17. Field testing was performed in three or more locations over an eighteen to twenty year period. I am planting it in spring.

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