Camellias are early here in zone 6 -photos

bill_ri_z6b(Zone 6B)March 24, 2012

My "April Remembered" has been in bloom for almost two weeks and has at least 50 blooms open now and lots more buds. Today I had some others open as well. It's early for them here in RI. Usually they don't open until well into April, but then again a lot of things are blooming now that usually bloom in April.

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Those are gorgeous! What variety is the red one?


    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 7:35PM
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bill_ri_z6b(Zone 6B)

The second and third one were both labeled as "April Dawn" and I have read that there can be a lot of variation in the flower color. I don't know if it was labeled wrong at the nursery or if it's just one of the variations. Maybe next year if both plants have a lot of flowers I will see how they compare. This is only the second year for both and they only had a few blooms each.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 4:13AM
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Bill, Thanks, I'm in 6b also and would like to plant some Camellias. Your information is very helpful.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 10:24PM
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bill_ri_z6b(Zone 6B)

I think you'll enjoy them. Actually one of the easiest shrubs to take care of for me and pretty rewarding too.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 12:43PM
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April Rose opened is first bud yesterday--our very first Camellia to bloom! We are 8 miles South of the Elizabeth Park Rose garden in Hartford. It was planted on the North side of a ranch house, where it gets quite a bit of light, though only a little bit of direct sun in the morning. We have a couple other plants, but none of them grew as well, most likely due insufficient light, which we worked on over the winter, by clearing brush and trees.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 12:47PM
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Early blooming seems to be throughout the east and south, also with folks in England.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 10:21AM
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bill_ri_z6b(Zone 6B)

Yes. They are pretty much finished now. The next showing will be my fall-blooming 'Snow Flurry'. It's not the best for flower form, and not too long lasting, but it's covered with literally hundreds of white blooms every fall (late Oct. - Dec. here) and very cold-hardy as well.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 12:29PM
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GAAlan(z7b(on map) 8(imby) Atlanta)

Very nice formal flowers! I have Snow Flurry and it is one of my favorites! I love the weeping habit. You are right, when it blooms it really is a "flurry" of flowers.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 3:50PM
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