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Camellia

Camellia

The waxy, perfectly shaped blooms of camellias plant cheer late winter landscapes, opening against dark, glossy green leaves. Thousands of double camellia hybrids offer a large palette of colors from snowy white and bicolors to the deepest coral-red. The upright plants develop into small trees in warm climates. A camellia looks stunning when espaliered against a warm wall; avoid full sun situations to prevent summer-scorched leaves.

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'Alexander Hunter' camellia
'Alexander Hunter' camellia
Camellia japonica 'Alexander Hunter' is an upright shrub with sweeping branches bearing single or semidouble, deep red blooms in early and midspring. It grows 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Zones 7-8
'Coquettii' camellia
'Coquettii' camellia
Camellia japonica 'Coquettii' is a slow-growing selection that bears deep red blooms, sometime double, in mid- to late spring. It grows 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Zones 7-8
'Elegans' camellia
'Elegans' camellia
Camellia japonica 'Elegans' bears anemone-shape rose-pink blooms. It grows 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Zones 7-8
'Granada' camellia
'Granada' camellia
Camellia japonica 'Granada' produces semidouble to peony-shape deep red flowers in midspring. It grows 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Zones 7-8
'Helen's Ballerina' camellia
'Helen's Ballerina' camellia
Camellia japonica 'Helen's Ballerina' has a vigorous, open habit and produces large double, pale peachy-pink blooms late in the season. It grows 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Zones 7-8
'Julia Drayton' camellia
'Julia Drayton' camellia
Camellia japonica 'Julia Drayton' is an upright shrub that bears double and semidouble crimson purple-tinged flowers in mid- and late spring. It grows 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Zones 7-8
'Kramer's Supreme' camellia
'Kramer's Supreme' camellia
Camellia japonica 'Kramer's Supreme' produces double, big, bountiful blooms of rose-red in late fall and again in late spring. It grows 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Zones 7-8
'Lila Naff' camellia
'Lila Naff' camellia
Camellia japonica 'Lila Naff' bears soft, silvery pink blooms in mid- to late spring on a shrub that is slow growing and upright. It grows 20 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 7-8
'Miss Universe' camellia
'Miss Universe' camellia
Camellia japonica 'Miss Universe' is a prizewinner worthy of the name, producing large double white flowers on a shrub that grows 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Zones 7-8

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