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Camellia 'Winter's Charm'

Common Name(s):
Winter's Charm camellia
Cultivar(s):
'Winter's Charm'
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 showy plant is great for cut flowers and is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

'Winter's Charm' 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.

 

An Ackerman hybrid. Learn more about the Winter Series.

This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
7 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, leathery, glossy dark green leaves
Flower:
3.5-in., lavender-pink, medium-size flowers in fall; peony form; early flowering
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Prefers light shade and moist, well-drained acidic soil. Mulch regularly with organic material.
Form:
Upright habit
Width:
4-5 ft.
Tags:
show stopper, showstopper, winter series, cut flowers, winter interest, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1450

Camellia 'Winter's Charm' Camellia 'Winter's Charm' habit
Photo by Rachelgreenbelt, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Camellia 'Winter's Charm' Camellia 'Winter's Charm' flower detail
Photo by Rachelgreenbelt, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Camellia 'Winter's Charm' Camellia 'Winter's Charm' - Flower and Leaf
Photo by P._W._ Hatcher, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0