Cold Hardy Camellias for Zone 7A
These Camellias, Sasanquas, and hybrids are considered to be reliably cold hardy and reliably flowering in zones 7A and warmer. 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.
The spicily fragrant, 4" wide, medium-sized, loose peony form, medium to deep pink double blossoms with contrasting yellow stamens peaking out between the ruffled petals are produced in mid to late season or January to April. Ack-Scent Camellia is a hybrid with a moderate rate of growth develops into a dense evergreen shrub with an upright eventually rounded habit. Bred for its fragrant flowers by Dr. William Ackerman in the 1970's it is still one of the most prized fragrant Camellias available. 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# 12993