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C. chekiangoleosa is in bloom.

Posted by jon_z6b (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 15, 11 at 13:03

These past few years have been rough on camellias. I have lost a handful of old, mature specimens. I'm blaming the very erratic weather due to the heavy spraying of atmospheric aerosols (IE chemtrails). The ones that are still alive are also having erratic bloom times. This has prevented me in investing in any more camellia stock- I don't see the spraying stopping anytime soon (sorry camforest). This being the case, I'm glad to have a few blooms on my chekiangoleosa. The blooms droop down so it's not very showy. I would normally have quite a few other camellias in bloom to cross this with, but not this year.


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RE: C. chekiangoleosa is in bloom.

Very nice close up, jon_z6b! Thanks for sharing. I always mess up those close ups with my camera.

RE: C. chekiangoleosa is in bloom.

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 22, 11 at 13:54

The 1990 winter here was the coldest in 30 years, with predictable results on plants including some kinds of camellias. Cold winters at long intervals is normal. Zone 6b is pretty cold for camellias.

RE: C. chekiangoleosa is in bloom.

That's pretty good for 6b. Where do you live? Have you tried any of the hardy Ackerman hybrids?

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