Camellia Spring Promise
I just purchased Spring Promise (3 gallon container) and will be planting in the ground in a few days. I have two questions:
1) Is this a fall or spring bloomer. The Camellia Forest website says this:
"The rose-red, medium sized, single flowers are produced in late fall, during warm periods in the middle of winter and into the early spring; thus the promise of spring".
I don't know what this means for my zone 6b location. Obviously it won't happen in mid-winter here, so I assume spring???
2) I am in zone 6b (solid), and many winters are zone 7a with lowest temp recorded just above zero. I will be planting this in a warm microclimate location that It is completely protected from cold north winds and will not receive morning sun. It will get afternoon sun however, at all times of year. But my location is on the coast and is not blazing hot all summer. So, the question is do I need extra protection for this plant in winter (like wrapping) or could I just let it "all hang out" so to speak, other than an application wilt-pruf.
Thanks for the help.