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Camellia 'Winter's Rose'

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Description

'Winter's Rose' camellia is a miniature, slow-growing shrub perfect for small spaces, beds and borders, patios, containers, and courtyards. It has shell-pink flowers that bloom profusely for 4-6 weeks from October to November.  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 in 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 it 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 a 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 susceptible to viruses and some fungal diseases such as dieback, cankers, flower blight, and root rot.  Watch for aphids, planthoppers, and spidermites which are especially problematic on stressed plants.

Cultivars:
  • Winter's Rose
Tags:
#evergreen#container plant#cut flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#show stopper#deer resistant
Cultivars:
  • Winter's Rose
Tags:
#evergreen#container plant#cut flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#show stopper#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Camellia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    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:
    3 feet-6 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    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.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple, leathery, dark green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer