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Cold Hardy Camellias for Zone 6A and 6B

These Camellias, Sasanquas, and often intergeneric hybrids are considered to be reliably cold hardy and reliably flowering into zones 6B, mainly, with some considered suitable into zone 6A. This includes some that are even fragrant, an uncommon trait among these members of the Tea family or Theaceae. To learn more about how to grow these relatively easy evergreen shrubs checkout our Camellia and Sasanqua Growing Guide.

 


April Dawn Camellia

Camellia x 'April Dawn'  

Zone 6B cold hardy! The medium-sized, white, perfect or rose form flowers are randomly streaked with contrasting medium pink and are produced in mid to late season or January to April. April Dawn Camellia is a hybrid that was selected for exceptional cold hardiness and reliable flowering even in those colder zone 6B climates. The flowers are very similar to the ever popular La Peppermint. It has a vigorous rate of growth developing into an upright shrub becoming rounded with age. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Images courtesy of CamToo Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 12994

Grows To: 8-12'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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April Kiss Camellia

Camellia x 'April Kiss'  

Zone 6B cold hardy! The small to medium-sized, medium pink to red, perfect or rose form flowers are produced in mid season or January to February. April Kiss Camellia is a hybrid that was selected for exceptional cold hardiness and reliable flowering even in those colder zone 6B climates. It has a slow to medium rate of growth developing into an upright shrub becoming rounded with age. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Images courtesy of CamToo Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 12995

Grows To: 8-12'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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April Remembered Camellia

Camellia japonica 'April Remembered'  

The petals of these large double flowers are a deep pink fading to light pink and surround a boss of yellow tipped stamens. April Remembered Camellia is an exceptionally long flowering hybrid which can begin flowering in fall with flowers produced into spring (late-season). This is a medium sized evergreen shrub useful as a hedge or a lower specimen to set in front of its larger growing cousins or on its own as a specimen plant in the garden and landscape. April Remembered is a member of the Ice Angels series developed by Dr. Clifford Parks for improved cold hardiness into zone 6. Item# 11786

Grows To: 6-8'H x 6-8'W
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4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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April Rose Camellia

Camellia x 'April Rose'  

Zone 6B cold hardy! The medium-sized, rosy pink to near red, perfect or rose form flowers are produced in mid to late season or January to April. April Rose Camellia is a hybrid that was selected for exceptional cold hardiness and reliable flowering even in those colder zone 6B climates. It has a slow rate of growth and dense compact habit eventually developing into an upright shrub becoming rounded with age. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Images courtesy of CamToo Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 12996

Grows To: 6-10'H x 4-6'W
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4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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April Snow Camellia

Camellia x 'April Snow'  

Zone 6B cold hardy! Medium to large, pure white, perfect or rose form flowers, sometimes centered by a boss of yellow stamens, are produced late in the season, March to April. April Snow Camellia is a large flowered Japonica Camellia with a slow rate of growth and a dense compact habit that develops into a medium to large rounded evergreen shrub. Part of the April series developed by Dr. Clifford Parks and like its peers it was selected for its exceptional zone 6B cold hardiness as well as for its form and flowers. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Images courtesy of CamToo Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 13201

 

Grows To: 6-8'H x 3-4'W
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April Tryst Camellia

Camellia x 'April Tryst'  

Zone 6B cold hardy! Medium sized, intense bright red, anemone form flowers with a smattering of white variegated petaloids and occasionally displaying pink filaments tipped with gold stamens. Flowers over an extended period in midseason, February to April. April Tryst Camellia is a large flowered Japonica Camellia with a moderate rate of growth eventually developing into a large, rounded evergreen shrub. Part of the April series developed by Dr. Clifford Parks and like its peers it was selected for its exceptional zone 6B cold hardiness as well as for its form and flowers. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Images courtesy of CamToo Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 13202

 

Grows To: 8-12'H x 6-8'W
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4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Arctic Rose Camellia

Camellia x 'Arctic Rose'  

Medium sized, deep rose red, perfect form flowers are produced over an extended period beginning in midseason and continues well into the late season, February-April. Arctic Rose Camellia develops into a medium to large evergreen shrub with a dense compact habit with a moderate rate of growth. Its slightly smaller mature size makes it a good choice for a low maintenance hedge or container specimen as well as an accent or specimen in the landscape. As its name would imply, Arctic Rose, a William Ackerman hybrid, was selected for its ability to flower reliably even into zone 6. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Images courtesy of CamToo Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 13203

 

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
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4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Ashton's High Rise Camellia

Camellia x 'Ashton's High Rise'  

Medium sized, deep pinkish red to reddish pink, double flowers with a contrasting boss of gold tipped stamens are produced in midseason, January-March, and the flowers will be apt to attract bees on warmer days. Ashton's High Rise Camellia is so named for its vigorous columnar habit with the Ashton series being bred by Dr. William Ackerman in Ashton, Maryland in his work to develop reliably flowering, cold hardy Camellias. Its strict upright growth habit lends this cultivar to use as formal architecturally pleasing container specimens as well as in the garden and landscape as a hedge, screen, or accent.  Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Item# 13204

Grows To: 6-10'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
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Ashton's Pink Camellia

Camellia x 'Ashton's Pink'  

Medium-sized, semi-double, light lavender pink flowers centered by a boss of pale yellow stamens atop white filaments are produced over an extended period in early and miseason, October to January, attracting bees and potentially other pollinators. Ashton's Pink Camellia is a moderate growing, medium to large evergreen shrub cloaked in deep green foliage and is noted for its densely branching, naturally rounded shape. Suitable for both formal and informal settings as a hedge, specimen, or accent plant both in the garden and landscape as well as for container culture. The Ashton series are being bred by Dr. William Ackerman in Ashton, Maryland in his work to develop reliably flowering, cold hardy Camellias and this is one is considered suitable for zone 6. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Some resources suggest that it may be fragrant. Images courtesy of Cam Too Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 13206

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
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Ashton's Pride Camellia

Camellia x 'Ashton's Pride'  

Medium-sized, single to semi-double, soft pink flowers centered by a boss of yellow stamens are produced early in the season, October to December, attracting bees and potentially other pollinators. Ashton's Pride Camellia is a vigorous to moderate growing, large evergreen shrub cloaked in narrow, deep green foliage and the spreading shrubs have a semi-weeping habit. Expect it to get as wide or wider than tall and this one should make a good hedge as well as a specimen or accent for the garden and landscape. The Ashton series are being bred by Dr. William Ackerman in Ashton, Maryland in his work to develop reliably flowering, cold hardy Camellias and this is one is considered suitable for zone 6. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Some resources suggest that it may be fragrant. Images courtesy of Cam Too Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 13205

Grows To: 6-10'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
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Ashton's Shooting Star Camellia

Camellia x 'Ashton's Shooting Star'  

The large, single, white flowers are heavily streaked with wonderfully contrasting bright red to pink and are centered by a large boss of golden stamens perched atop white filaments and are produced in midseason, January to February. Sure to attract any bees and potentially other pollinators. Ashton's Shooting Star Camellia is a moderate growing, densley branching, large evergreen shrub cloaked in a foil of dark green foliage that is sure to make the flowers pop. Suitable for both formal and informal settings as a hedge, specimen, or accent plant both in the garden and landscape as well as for container culture. The Ashton series are being bred by Dr. William Ackerman in Ashton, Maryland in his work to develop reliably flowering, cold hardy Camellias and this is one is considered suitable for zone 6. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Images courtesy of Cam Too Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 13207

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
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Eskimo Dawn Sasanqua Camellia

Camellia 'Eskimo Dawn' or C. oleifera 'Eskimo Dawn'  

Pure white, formal double, a.k.a. rose or perfect form, flowers are produced in fall and standout like spotlights against the foil of deep dark green, glossy, medium-textured foliage. Eskimo Dawn Sasanqua Camellia, potentially a selection or hybrid of C. oleifera, is an exceptionally cold hardy, small to medium-sized evergreen shrub with a slow growth rate making it a good choice for container culture as well as for a low maintenance small hedge, accent, or specimen in the garden and landscape. There seems to be very little information available about this plant. Images courtesy of Cam Too Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item#13220
 

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, AM sun, Part sun, Filtered shade, Bright shade
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Maiden of Great Promise Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Maiden of Great Promise'  

Medium to large, semi-double to peony to anemone form, deep rosy pink flowers with contrasting golden stamens are produced late in the season, March to April. The pollen laden flowers attract bees and other pollinators. Maiden of Great Promise Camellia is an exceptionally cold hardy, as in zone 6B, large flowered Japonica with a moderate rate of growth and a densely branching, upright to rounded habit. It was reported to have come to Camellia Forest Nursery from Longwood Gardens, where it has proven quite reliable, and potentially initially orginated in Ohio. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Images courtesy of Cam Too Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 13234

Grows To: 8-12'H x 6-8'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Paulette Goddard Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Paulette Goddard'  

Very large, semi-double to loose peony to anemone form to near rose form, rich red flowers, occasionally with some white on inner petaloids, and with occasional yellow tipped stamens peeking through are produced late in the season, March to April. Paulette Goddard Camellia is a large flowered Japonica with a moderate to vigorous, upright, densely branching habit becoming rounded with age. Paulette Goddard is another exceptional zone 6B cold hardy Japonica. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. While this image shows a flower that is mostly white, the flowers of Miss Charleston Variegated are typically more red than white. Images courtesy of Cam Too Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 13238

Grows To: 8-10'H x 6-8'W
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Polar Ice Sasanqua Camellia

Camellia 'Polar Ice'  

Zone 6 US National Arboretum introduction! Small to medium-sized, white, anemone form to semi-double flowers and may show off golden stamens, are produced early in the season, October to November, and are held against a foil of glossy, deep green, medium-textured foliage. Polar Ice Sasanqua Camellia, an Ackerman cross using C. oleifera for cold hardiness, is a vigorous growing, medium-sized, evergreen shrub with a fairly upright to spreading, densely branching habit. It has taken temperatures as low as -12oF with no apparent damage and no protection except for that of pine trees overhead per Dr. Ackerman's description in his and Dr. Egolf's 1991 article Winter's Rose', `Snow Flurry', and `Polar Ice' Camellias on these U.S. Arboretum introductions. The Sasanqua Camellias are much more tolerant of growing conditions than standard Japonica Camellias and can tolerate less than perfect soils and full sun to light shade conditions. Images courtesy of Cam Too Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 13241

 

Grows To: 5-8'H x 4-6'W
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Red Fellow Camellia

Camellia 'Red Fellow'  

Large intense red semi-double to very double blossoms are produced late in the season on this Ackerman hybrid. Red Fellow Camellia has a dense naturally upright to spreading habit with a medium rate of growth. This is still a relatively new cultivar that first flowered in 1988. Enjoy Red Fellow Camellia as an evergreen specimen in the garden and landscape or as a container plant. Item# 11785

Grows To: 6-8'H x 6'W
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Winter's Snowman Sasanqua Camellia

Camellia x 'Winter's Snowman'  

Pink tinged buds open to 2 1/2-3" wide, ruffled, fragrant, anemone-form to semi-double flowers with a boss of golden yellow stamens that are produced early in the season in Nov-December. Winter's Snowman Sasanqua Camellia is a hybrid that was selected for its reliable zone 6 cold hardiness, clean white fragrant flowers, as well as for its vigor. This is a naturally fairly large growing evergreen shrub with medium textured, deep green Sasanqua-like foliage that emerges burgundy in spring similar to the Red-Tip Photinia and extending its seasons of interest. Like a Sasanqua, Winter's Snowman can be maintained as a 4-6'H hedge, formal to informal screen, or allow it to grow into a naturally large evergreen shrub to small tree with a naturally upright to spreading habit. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and a deep organic mulch. Images courtesy of CamToo Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item#13010

Grows To: 5-12'H x 5-8'W
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Winter's Star Sasanqua Camellia

Camellia x hiemalis 'Winter's Star'  

Zone 6 US National Arboretum introduction! Medium-sized, single, pink often described with a lavender tinge, flowers with a boss of sunny yellow stamens are produced in fall or early in the season, October to November, and are held against a foil of glossy, deep green, medium-textured foliage. Winter's Star Sasanqua Camellia, an Ackerman cross using C. oleifera for cold hardiness and is listed with the C. x hiemalis hybrids, is a vigorous growing, medium-sized, evergreen shrub with a fairly upright and rounded, densely branching habit. It has taken temperatures as low as -12oF with no apparent damage and no protection except for that of pine trees overhead per Dr. Ackerman's description in the U.S. National Arboretum's pamphlet for these introductions. The Sasanqua Camellias are much more tolerant of growing conditions than standard Japonica Camellias and can tolerate less than perfect soils and full sun to light shade conditions. Images courtesy of Cam Too Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 13247

Grows To: 5-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, AM sun, Part sun, Filtered shade, Bright shade
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April Dawn Camellia

Camellia x 'April Dawn'  

Zone 6B cold hardy! The medium-sized, white, perfect or rose form flowers are randomly streaked with contrasting medium pink and are produced in mid to late season or January to April. April Dawn Camellia is a hybrid that was selected for exceptional cold hardiness and reliable flowering even in those colder zone 6B climates. The flowers are very similar to the ever popular La Peppermint. It has a vigorous rate of growth developing into an upright shrub becoming rounded with age. Provide Camellias with a fertile soil rich in organic matter, with average moisture, and an organic mulch. Images courtesy of CamToo Camellia Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 12994

Grows To: 8-12'H x 6-10'W
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4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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