The Winter Garden - Camellias - Clockwise from top left: Pink Perplexion Sasanqua, Edna Campbell Variegated Camellia, Suzy Dirr Sasanqua, October Magic Rose Sasanqua, Kotsuya Nomura Camellia, Black Tie Camellia

For color in fall, winter, and spring few plants can beat the beauty of Camellias and Sasanquas. Sasanqua Camellias brighten up the dreary cold days of fall and early winter with their colorful petals that create a beautiful blanket beneath each plant. These are durable evergreen shrubs and are the easiest to grow of the Camellias and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From the diminutive 2' high and spreading October Magic® Carpet, to 3-4' high Shi-Shi Gashira and its offspring like October Magic® Ruby, as well as the larger growing types like October Magic Rose®, an 8' high upright selection, and Yuletide that can ultimately reach 12-15' high. These are sun and shade tolerant and suitable for screens, hedges, and as specimen plants in the garden and landscape. Camellia Japonica types generally prefer filtered shade or morning sun, a good quality soil, and an organic mulch but are adaptable to well-drained acid soils. They generally flower in winter and spring with a few cultivars beginning their flower show in fall. The large flowers are unmistakable and can reach 5" or more across with most of the Japonicas growing to 8-12' high and 6-8' wide. You can view our entire selection of Camellias from our Camellias category. Camellias and Sasanquas can also be enjoyed as bonsai or container plants. Flower colors range from deep red, through every shade of pink, to white with a few like Green's Blues, Purple Haze, and Purple Dawn showing hints of purple as well as a multitude of variegated flowers and a variety of flower forms particularly in the Japonicas.

We have 100 great plants marked down this winter so be sure to check out our sale items too!

At Almost Eden we specialize in beautiful, unusual, and hard to find plants including a variety of native plants. Our stock encompasses over 1000 varieties/species, spanning 100 different plant families for your home and garden. Our plants are live, growing, well-rooted plants often flowering or large enough to begin flowering when they are shipped with the soil and container intact. We have an excellent selection of plants for pollinators including plants for hummingbird gardens, butterfly gardens, plants that attract a variety of native bees as well as honey bees, and even plants for hummingbird moths. From unusual and hard to find tropicals like the old fashioned types of free flowering Chinese Hibiscus to the fragrant Night Blooming Jasmine, true Jasmines, and Night Blooming Cereus as well as a variety of fragrant Angel's Trumpets and Epiphyllums or Orchid Cacti. Each year we add more and more perennials it seems from the tried and true heirlooms, to the easy to grow natives, to some of the hottest new varieties out there. We grow a variety of shrubs including a large selection of Camellias as well as deciduous Azaleas, Hydrangeas, Butterfly Bushes, and many more unusual and hard to find varieties. Vines include a selection of beautiful and intriguing Passion Flowers, Pipevines, Firecracker Vines, Coral Vines in 3 colors, Coral Honeysuckles, Climbing Roses, and even Clematis. Trees include many native species but our Crybaby Trees may be the most popular item on that list! John has a huge collection of figs and each year he works diligently to offer ever more varieties so check back often to see what's available.

Useful Website Features: Out of Stock Products: The plants that we currently have listed in our online catalog are all plants that we intend to offer in the 2016 season. There may be a few rare exceptions that remain on here for information purposes but we are working toward making those available as in the coming seasons. To be notified when an out of stock product becomes available again go to the plant's individual product page by clicking the "Details & Growing Info" link or by clicking on the plant's image in our online catalog, either one will take you there.  just click the 'Email me when ready' link below the 'Out of Stock' notice and our system will send you a one time automatic email letting you know that product is available. You do need to be registered and signed in for this feature to work. This does not add you to any other mailing lists and we do not share, sell or otherwise give out our customer's information nor will we send you loads of SPAM. You can sign up to join our periodic newsletter by clicking here.

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Shipping: We understand what healthy quality plants should look like and our specially designed packaging system will get them from our greenhouse to your doorstep looking as though they were just plucked from the nursery. We ensure that your plants are secured safely in their soil and container in our specially designed shipping and packaging system that will get your plants to you quickly, carefully, and easily via the US Postal Service Priority Mail service to anywhere in the US. We will send an email stating when your order will ship and confirming the order information for verification. Please be sure to check your Spam or Junk mail if you don't hear from us within a day or two from when you placed your order. Orders are normally shipped on the first Monday and Tuesday (excluding holidays) of each week to ensure that your plants do not spend the weekend at the post office. Be sure to get your order and payment in by Friday at 6PM for it to ship out the following Monday. See our Shipping info for more.

Tracking: We have recently upgraded our packaging system so that your shipping address is verified with the USPS prior to shipping and each package is automatically assigned a tracking number. The instant we print your shipping label you are immediately sent an email that includes your tracking number and a link to the USPS website where you can track your package until it arrives safely at your doorstep. We believe this will help to ensure that your plants get to you in a timely manner and in good condition.

Almost Eden has again proudly been selected by its customers as one of the Garden Watchdog Top 30 Mail Order Nurseries and we were selected as a Top 5 Company for Tropicals and Tender Perennials for 2014 as well. We can only respond by expressing our gratitude to our loyal and friendly customer base, typical plant people:). Click here to learn more about what they are saying about us on the Garden Watchdog.

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