Camellia, Hybrid Camellia 'Snow Flurry'


Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Snow Flurry
Hybridized by W.L. Ackerman
Registered or introduced: 1991
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter




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Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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

Santa Rosa, California

Wayland, Massachusetts

Fulton, Missouri

Piscataway, New Jersey

Texarkana, Texas

Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 31, 2012, moparman from Leary, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:

The bees and I look forward to my Camellia x oleifera 'Snow Flurry' blooming in the early winter. I enjoy the musty scent from it's flowers, although some may not like it. My plant is about 8 feet tall and grows in full sun in the summer. It seems very robust and drought resistant. We are having a mild winter so far, so there are still blooms on my plant. It's double blooms seem to vary between flowers where the stamens are visible and those with stamens hidden. The only complain is that hard frost causes the petals at flower center to turn a brownish yellow.


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

Refer to U.S. National Arboretum website for history/ culture:

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.


On Jan 22, 2006, stressbaby from Fulton, MO wrote:

I have had good growth and decent flower from this Ackerman hybrid in my garden. I am technically 5b but probably really a 6a microclimate. I killed three specimens before success in a shaded, raised area well amended with peat/compost and well protected from winter winds. No winter protection.