Smaller camellias - prefer red blooms
I live in the Seattle area and I recently bought a home and I'm trying to plan out a garden and landscaping. I plan to plant some daisy gardenias in my front garden bed in front of a window, and would like to intersperse them with a red, orange, or yellow blooming camellia, but one that won't get too tall or big around. Ideally, no more than 3-4 feet tall. The bed only gets late afternoon sun, other than that it's shielded completely by walls.
I'm also interested in getting some upward growing camellias that would be likely to survive on the south side of my house. They'd get sun until the late afternoon (opposite from the other ones) but preferably wouldn't grow more than 10 feet tall. These would couple with some photinia to form a sight block so I don't have to see into my neighbor's yard that's full of junk.
I'm new to gardening and this is my first home, so any input or suggestions that you have, I'm very interested in hearing them. I'm setting up my compost bin this weekend so I have something to enrich the soil with when I start planting in early spring.