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Camellia 'Snow Flurry'

Common Name(s):
Snow Flurry camellia
Cultivar(s):
Snow Flurry
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

This shrub grows at a moderately fast rate. Mass in mixed shrub boarders for great winter color.  Grows well in containers and looks natural in a woodland garden.  Needs consistantly 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 plant is great for cut flowers and is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

'Snow Flurry' 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 suseptible 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.

 

 

Height:
5-7 feet
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, leathery, glossy dark green leaves
Flower:
White, medium-sized flowers (3-4 inches wide); anemone to peony form with 12 petals surrounding a prominent center of petaloids (small petals) and golden yellow stamens. Flowers loose their petals individually so there is no need for deadheading.
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Prefers light shade and moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Spreading, arching or mounded
Width:
3-5 feet
Tags:
cold-tolerant, low maintenance, show stopper, showstopper, winter series, container garden, container, cut flowers, white, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1449

Camellia 'Snow Flurry' Camellia 'Snow Flurry'
Photo by Rachelgreenbelt, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Camellia 'Snow flurry' Camellia 'Snow flurry' - Leaf and Flower
By Noramunro, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0