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CAMELLIA 'Winter's Star'
Hybrid Camellia, Winter's Star Camellia
Hardy camellias that will winter in areas such as southern New England are no longer a dream, thanks largely to the efforts of William L. Ackerman of the United States National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., who crossed the hardy Chinese species Camellia oleifera with tender camellias to produce a group of beautiful and tough hybrids. The cultivar 'Winter's Star' bears large single violet-pink flowers in October and November. A starburst of yellow stamens ornaments their centers. It forms a vigorous, upright, head-high shrub with semi-glossy medium-green leaves that are smaller and more elegant than those of most tender camellias.
Grow this beautiful and hardy broadleaf evergreen in moist, well-drained, acidic soil and partial shade. Shelter it from strong winter sun and wind. It makes a wonderful plant for an east-facing exposure in areas such as Boston that are too cold for other camellias. Use it in a Japanese or Chinese garden, a shrub border, or a patio planting.
9 - 1
6 - 10
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
Fall, Late Fall
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border
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