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Camellia 'Winter's Interlude'

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Description

'Winter's Interlude' camellia is an eye-catching early season bloomer with gorgeous clear pink flowers that appear for 4-6 weeks in November and December for winter interest that cannot be beat.  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 borders.  Makes a great specimen 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 Interlude' is an anenome form camellia that is an Ackerman hybrid (learn more about the Winter Series camellias).

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:
  • Winter's Interlude
Tags:
#evergreen#container plant#cut flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#show stopper#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Winter's Interlude
Tags:
#evergreen#container plant#cut flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#show stopper#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Camellia
    Family:
    Theaceae
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    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:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Winter
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Semi-double flowers, anenome form are 3 inches across. 12 large pink petals surround 76 pink and white petaloids (small petals)
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leathery, glossy, dark green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer