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PlantFiles: Camellia, Hybrid Camellia
Camellia 'Winter's Star'

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

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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:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
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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)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral eclayne 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.

Positive fel On May 8, 2010, fel from Wynnewood, PA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This was my first hardy camellia (I am in zone 6b). It was planted in a prime spot with excellent organic sandy leaf mold soil and morning sun up against the house, with the expectation that it would max out at 8-10 ft. Now after about 10 years it is over 20 feet high. It puts out a tremendous number of flowers in late sept-oct, and it never seems to mind the cold. Really a very special plant, but be aware that in the right spot it can get bigger than anticipated.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 17, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Camellia 'Winter's Star' HARDY CAMELLIA EG (z6)
One of the earliest of the new winter hardy Camellias to bloom, this vigorous upright (to 7'x 5')shrub inaugurates the Camellia season with its very large rose-pink blooms as early as October!...special! PSh/Med

Positive nevadagdn On Feb 28, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

I grow this in a container on my sheltered patio (probably closer to zone 7b or 8). It blooms around Thanksgiving, provided it doesn't snow or get brutally cold.


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

Wilmington, Delaware
Decatur, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Sparks, Nevada
Montclair, New Jersey
Charlotte, North Carolina
Morganton, North Carolina
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Bonney Lake, Washington

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