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Polar Ice Camellia Camellia 'Polar Ice'

Description

This shrub grows at a moderately fast rate. Mass in mixed shrub boarders for great winter color.  Grows well in containers and looks natural in a woodland garden.  Needs constantly moist, well-drained acidic soil.  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 it prefers partial shade.  Prune after flowering.

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

'Polar ice' is an anenome form camellia that is an Ackerman hybrid (learn more about the Winter Series camellias) cross between Camellia oleifera (cold hardiness) and Camellia 'Frost princess' (flower form).

Insect and Disease Problems: Camellias are susceptible 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.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Polar Ice'
Tags:
#white#evergreen#hardy#container plant#cut flowers#low maintenance#show stopper#winter series#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Polar Ice'
Tags:
#white#evergreen#hardy#container plant#cut flowers#low maintenance#show stopper#winter series#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Camellia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    cold and deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3-3.5 inch, fragrant snow white anemone-form flowers with 12 large petals surrounding a convex mass of smaller petals and golden yellow stamens. Blooms for six weeks fall into winter October to December. Petals are shed individually after bloom so there is no need for deadheading
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple, leathery, glossy dark green with crenate to moderately serrate margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer