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Camellia 'Winter's Rose'

Common Name(s):
Winter's Rose camellia
Cultivar(s):
Winter's Rose
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

'Winter's Rose' camellia is a miniature, slow growing shrub perfect for small spaces, beds and boarders, patios, containers, and courtyards. It has shell-pink flowers that bloom profusely for 4-6 weeks in October to Novemember.  This low maintenance evergreen shrub has attractive dark green leaves and an upright, spreading habit.  At home in woodland gardens, or used as a screen or mixed shrub boarders.  Makes a great specimin plant and also does well in large containers.  Provide a sheltered site as flower and leaf buds can be damaged by cold or wind.  Early morning and direct afternoon sun can be too harsh for this shrub as is prefers partial shade.  Prune after flowering.

This plant is great for cut flowers and is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

'Winter's Rose' is an rose form camellia that is an Ackerman hybrid (learn more about the Winter Series camellias) cross between Camellia oleifera (cold hardiness) and Camellia hiemalis 'Otome' (flower form).

Insect and Disease Problems: Camellias are suseptible to viruses and some fungal diseases such as dieback, cankers, flower blight, and root rot.  Watch for aphids, planthoppers, and spidermites.  They are especially problematic on stressed plants.

Height:
2-3 feet
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, leathery, dark green leaves
Flower:
Pale, shell-pink 2-in. rose form double flowers with 28 petals, blooms profusely from fall into winter. Petals shed individually so there is no need to deadhead.
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Prefers moist, well-drained consistently moist acidic soil with high organic content. Shelter from high winds, frost, and direct sunlight.
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Compact, spreading
Width:
2-3 feet
Tags:
container plant, low maintenance, show stopper, showstopper, cut flowers, winter interest, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1452

Camellia 'Winter's Rose' flower
Kai Yan, Joseph Wong, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Camellia 'Winter's Rose' whole plant
Carolyn's Shade Garden