Camellia, Hybrid Camellia 'Winter's Snowman'


Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Winter's Snowman
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter




Provides winter interest

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:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Gainesville, Florida

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Charlotte, North Carolina

Media, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Portsmouth, Virginia

Warrenton, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 5, 2014, gergardener from Springfield, PA wrote:

Growing beautifully in Media, PA - Zone 6; part sun border; reliable, prolific, sporadic bloomer in Nov-Dec.


On Nov 3, 2012, Jay11 from Cambridge, MA wrote:

This is one of the relatively few camellias rated for zone 6. I planted it 6 years ago in my partly shady city garden. It has bloomed for the past 3 years increasing blooms each year. It has a tall narrow profile, an asset in a small garden. Camellia blooming for Thanksgiving in New England, such a joy.


On Jun 23, 2012, Gracye from Warrenton, VA wrote:

No experience with Camellias, but Dad's was pretty bad. He could grow anything except the fragile Camellias of my youth. These years later, I came back to Virginia, and found this hardy type! Bought a scraggly, end-of-the-growth season one, and planted it. It grew, and grew. I would say that the blooms were too many, as many turned brown. But many survived! Nothing else was blooming and it was a breath of fresh air.
This Spring, after having a full year of living in its new home, it has become about 5' tall, bushy, sturdy, glossy, finely-toothed traditional leaves, very dark. It receives the occasional fertilizer and Epsom Salts, and needs no bug control. It gets morning sun and evening shade. Try it!


On Nov 19, 2011, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is one of three cultivars that Ackerman recommends to create a camellia archway. Also good in standard form. Desirable cultivars have a columnar upright form preferably with a strong central leader. For a passageway about 3' open area, the plants need to be about 5' apart, trained to a single trunk, with side branches facing the walk and trimmed to within about 12 " of the trunk. When the height exceeds 6.5 ' then the sidebranches can be encouraged to intertwine above the walkway. The other two suggestions are "Winter's Dream' and 'Winter's Joy'.


On Jun 21, 2008, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant is a very dependable heavy bloomer. It blooms from November into early January. It requires little care. I have it planted against a wall in full shade.


On Mar 17, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Starts blooming early to mid-fall. Hardy new hybrid has pink budded white anemone-form flowers. New spring and summer growth is burgundy.

One in the series of Ice Angels: A full hardiness zone more cold-tolerant than others, these camellias were bred for extended flowering as well. Zones 6-10.