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Camellia 'Winter's Snowman' has some other problems:
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Wind Damage

Camellia 'Winter's Snowman'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ka-MEE-lee-ah
Description

The Winter's Snowman Camellia is an upright compact shrub perfect for a tall informal hedge planting. New leaf growth in the spring is an interesting burgundy color which turns into glossy dark green as the leaves grow and age. Pink flushed buds open to fragrant, small ruffled semi-double snowy white flowers from November through December.

Like most camellias, this plant needs consistently moist, well-drained, acidic soil with high organic matter.  Provide a sheltered site as flower and leaf buds may experience damage by cold winter winds. Early morning and direct afternoon sun can be too harsh so plant in partial shade and be aware that an area too heavily shaded can limit flowering. The size and shape of the plant can be controlled and overall health improved by pruning the branches after flowering.

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

'Winter's Snowman' is a semi-double to anemone form camellia that is an Ackerman hybrid (learn more about the Winter Series hybrids) from the parent plants Camellia sasanqua 'Narumi-gata' x Camellia hiemalis 'Shishi-gashira' (flower form) x Camellia oleifera  'Plain Jane' (cold hardiness).

Insects and Diseases: Camellias are susceptible to viruses and some fungal diseases such as dieback, cankers, flower blight, and root rot.  Watch for aphids, planthoppers, and spider mites.  They are especially problematic on stressed plants.

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Tags:
#fragrant#white#evergreen#hardy#fragrant flowers#cut flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#show stopper#cold hardy
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#white#evergreen#hardy#fragrant flowers#cut flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#show stopper#cold hardy
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Camellia
    Species:
    hybrida
    Family:
    Theaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    U.S. National Arboretum’s Breeding Program
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Mildly deer resistant, resistant to cold
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    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
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Insignificant small woody capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Fragrant, 2.5 - 3 in. white flowers that appear slightly ruffled. Semi-double and anemone-form may both be present on the same plant. Pink buds open to snowy white.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green, leathery glossy. New leaf growth in the spring is an interesting burgundy color which turns into glossy dark green as the leaves grow and age.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Bark Description:
    Smooth sandy brown bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Recreational Play Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Children's Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Problems:
    Frequent Disease Problems
    Frequent Insect Problems