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Winter's Charm Camellia Camellia 'Winter's Charm'

Description

This shrub grows at a moderately fast rate. Mass in mixed shrub borders for great winter color.  Grows well in containers and looks natural in a woodland garden.  Needs consistently 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 is prefers partial shade.  Prune after flowering.

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

'Winter's Charm' 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.

 

An Ackerman hybrid. Learn more about the Winter Series.

This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Winter's Charm'
Tags:
#evergreen#cut flowers#winter interest#show stopper#winter series#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Winter's Charm'
Tags:
#evergreen#cut flowers#winter interest#show stopper#winter series#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Camellia
    Family:
    Theaceae
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • 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
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3.5-in., lavender-pink, medium-size flowers in fall; peony form; early flowering
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple, leathery, glossy dark green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer