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Camellia 'Winter's Snowman'

Common Name(s):
Winter's Snowman camellia
Cultivar(s):
Winter's Snowman
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

A great sasasanqua camellia for the garden.  This upright shrub shrub is perfect for an informal hedge planting.  It does not get too large so it is ideal for small gardens 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 November through December and make wonderful cut flowers.  After flowering lighly prune plant if necessary to improve appearance.

'Winter's Snowman' is an Ackerman hybrid (learn more about the Winter Series hybrids) from the parent plants Camellia sasanqua 'Narumi-gata' x Camellia hiemalis 'Shishi-gashira' x Camellia oleifera  'Plain Jane'

This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Insects and Diseases: Camellias are suseptible to viruses and some fungal diseases such as dieback, cankers, flower blight, and root rot.  May be affected by camellia gall, aphids, cushion scale, and vine weevil. 

Height:
4-6 ft.
Foliage:
Dark green, leathery glossy. New leaves are wine colored.
Flower:
Fragrant, large white flowers that appear slightly cupped. Semi-double and anemone-form may both be present on the same plant. Pink buds open to snowy white.
Zones:
6b-9
Habit:
bushy evergreen
Site:
Moist but well-drained acidic to neutral soil with lots of organic content; protect from frost, summer sun and winter wind and mulch soil regularly with organic material.
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright
Width:
5-7 ft.
Tags:
fragrance, cold-tolerant, low maintenance, show stopper, showstopper, fragrant, cut flowers, small spaces, white, winter interest, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2818

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