Lady at nursery says camellias not hardy here...true or false?
I've been wanting a camellia for my front porch (which is pretty shady with just an eensy bit of morning sun--maybe two/three hours). So, I called around and all of the nurseries have them but one. The lady at the one that didn't have them had a big fat cow and told me camellias are just too hard to keep in this area, that the other nurseries will have them, but they'll die if I don't baby them, etc. She seemed pretty passionate about this. I'm in northeast Texas, near Oklahoma. What do you guys think?
Thanks for your input!