White Japonicas with especially good shade tolerance
We need some more white japonicas! I have been looking, and found these three that will for sure be available later here in fairly good sizes: Snow Chan, Silver Ruffles, Fifth Avenue. We'll get them all, but would like some more, including some different varieties.
Other possibilities at that same nursery (with camellias that we've had much good luck with): probably Swan Lake, and possibly Nuccio's Gem. Assuming they do become available, we'd get those too.
We have more than one spot in mind. All but one spot is close to ideal for camellias, but one spot has too much shade from overhead deciduous trees.
My impression is that sometimes japonicas, epecially white japonicas, can bloom reasonably well in spite of a lot of shade from overhead deciduous trees. I think white would be the best color, and japonicas have the bloom period that would look best in that shady spot.
We've had wonderful luck with Shishigashira planted with too much shade from deciduous trees, and I've generalized the experience to believe that good shade tolerance might be a characteristic of all hiemalis camellias...though that might not be correct at all. Anyway, if it happens to be correct, we already do have on hand a nice Stephanie Golden that we've not planted yet, and that might go into the too-shady spot and look pretty good, even if not exactly what we'd prefer. We'd much rather plant a white japonica there if it could be happy, though. So I'm wondering whether you have experience growing any of these particular varieties in conditions with lots of shade? And do you also know anything about the shade tolerance of hiemalis Stephanie Golden?
Thanks for any information!