April Melody Camellia
The April Melody Camelia is a rose red single camelia. It blooms from January through April with more flowers toward April. It has 2 1/2″ to 3″ diameter flowers with bright yellow stamens and pistils in the center. These are exposed in these single flowers so honeybees and other early season pollinators can easily access the pollen and nectar.
The April Melody Camelia grows compact and erect from 5′ to 8′ tall and is hardy in zones 6 to 9. Plant in a protected location in zone 7b and all of zone 6 for best results. It will need protection in winter if temperatures approach single digits and below.
Mulch camelias to conserve moisture and cool the soil. All camelias benefit from afternoon shade in summer.
April Snow Camellia
April Snow Camellia is a lovely white flowered camellia. Like most of the Camellia japonicas, it blooms more in late winter and early spring with the most flowers in March and April. The flowers are double petaled with the yellow stamen exposed when fully open and are 3″ to 5″ across. Flowers will be larger if they are thinned.
April Snow has large leaves and makes a lovely evergreen shrub. Prune after bloom since blooms are formed on last years growth.
April Snow is hardy in zones 6 to 9 and will grow to 5′ to 8′ tall. All hardy Camellias need a protected location and even a little extra protection when temperatures drop below 10 degrees.
Long Island Pink Camellia
Long Island Pink Camellia is a hybrid Camellia with exeptional hardiness. It shows off its double pink flowers in mid-fall against a backdrop of large dark green leaves. It will need a protected site and possibly some additional protection during spells of severe cold in the more northern areas.
Long Island Pink is hardy in zones 5b to 9. It has a compact growth pattern growing to 3′ to 5′ tall
Springs Promise Camellia
Springs Promise Camellia is a long season blooming Camellia. It will have flowers from late fall through winter into early spring with the most appearing in early spring. Flowers are single, 3″ to 4″ across and are pinkish red with yellow centers. The stamens and pistils are exposed and are easily accessible by bees and other early pollinators.
Springs Promise Camellia is hardy in zones 6 to 9 and will grow to a height of 5′ to 8′
Like all Camellias, it likes moist soil but not standing water. A mulch will help keep the soil cool and afternoon shade will keep it from getting sunburn during summer. In northern areas, planting in a protected location will help protect from winter injury.
Yuletide Camellia is a Camellia sassquanna and is a fall, winter Camellia. It has small dark green leaves and bright red flowers with bright yellow centers that open in December and January. Because of its bloom season, covering it on cold nights will help keep the flower buds from freezing.
Yuletide Camelia is a little more tender than some of the other Camelias we offer. It is hardy in zones 7 to 9 and will grow to 6′ to 10′ tall. It has an upright growth pattern.