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CAMELLIA 'Snow Flurry'

Image of Camellia 'Snow Flurry'

James Burghardt

Family

Theaceae

Botanical Name

CAMELLIA 'Snow Flurry'

Plant Common Name

Hybrid Camellia, Snow Flurry Camellia

General Description

Camellias are tender evergreen shrubs much prized in warm climates for their abundant, showy flowers, but also their leaves, shapes, and longevity. This one, ‘Snow Flurry,’ is among the hardiest of all. It is a spreading plant with small, glossy, green leaves and white flowers in fall that have one or two ranks of petals and a prominent, dense, central yellow mound. Prune for shape and size right after the end of flowering. New buds for the next year will form afterward.

Like most camellias, ‘Snow Flurry’ prefers neutral to acidic, well-drained soil, grows best in partial shade, especially in areas with hot summers, and needs watering in a summer dry spell or it may drop its buds. Mulch this plant to help keep the roots cool and moist. Use it as a feature plant in mixed borders,or as a specimen in the yard. To avoid the drying of leaves and buds in winter, plant it in a sheltered spot.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Broadleaf Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    10'-15' / 3.0m - 4.6m

  • Width

    5'-10' / 1.5m - 3.0m

  • Bloom Time

    Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Spreading

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Black

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Tan, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No