Camellias in Philadelphia
I have eleven camellias in my Bucks County Garden, slightly north of Phil, PA: Blood of China, Tom Knudson, April Tryst, April Remembered, Crimson Candles, Adolph Auduson, Apple Blossom, Hiryu, Redbird, Pink Seranade, April Dawn.
My favorite is Blood of China: Blooms late, with the Kurume azaleas, on Mother's Day!
All have survived several Winters here. I grow them in part sun, windproof locations. All are doing well.
Blood of China is my oldest, had it for six years, now over five feet tall. Crimson candles is also great, but definitly needs wind protection.
My fall Camellias (Redbird, Hiryu, Pink Serenade) have not been prolific bloomers (gets too cold before they bloom) so I am thinking of building a cool conservatory to extend their season, or trying them indoors. Apple Blossom has been the only exception.
Would like to add Kumasaka, which I have seen over ten feet tall in several gardens in Long Island, NY. Would also like to add Glenn 40, for the same reason.
I am interested in hearing about your experiences with camellias in Phil, NJ, and NY, and your experience with Fall bloomers.