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Winter's Star Camellia Camellia 'Winter's Star'

Description

This upright shrub would make a great specimen plant or would do well to be planted in a mixed shrub beds or boarder. It is at home in woodland gardens, and can be used effectively as screen or informal hedge planting.  It does not get too large so it is ideal for small spaces and can even be planted in a big pot.  It prefers a protected partial shade avoiding hottest afternoon summer sun and winter frost. 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, semi-double snowy white flowers from October through November and make wonderful cut flowers.  After flowering lightly prune plant if necessary to improve appearance.

'Winter's Star' is an Ackerman hybrid (learn more about the Winter Series hybrids) from the parent plants Camellia oleifera (cold hardiness) and Camellia hiemalis 'Showa-no-sake' (flower form).

This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Insects and Diseases: Camellias are susceptible to viruses and some fungal diseases such as dieback, cankers, flower blight, and root rot.  Watch for aphids, plant hoppers and spider mites as they can be problematic when plants are stressed.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#white#evergreen#container plant#cut flowers#low maintenance#show stopper#cold hardy
Cultivars:
Tags:
#white#evergreen#container plant#cut flowers#low maintenance#show stopper#cold hardy
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Camellia
    Species:
    hybrida
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 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
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    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
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Six-petaled, violet pink, 3-4 inch showy flowers with center of bushy golden yellow stamens. Petals are shed individually when the flower is finished blooming so there is no need for deadheading.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, slightly glossy, dark green leaves. New leaf growth in the spring is an interesting burgundy color which turns into glossy dark green as the leaves grow and age.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Small Space
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer