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Camellias are early here in zone 6 -photos

Posted by bill_ri_z6b (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 24, 12 at 17:39

My "April Remembered" has been in bloom for almost two weeks and has at least 50 blooms open now and lots more buds. Today I had some others open as well. It's early for them here in RI. Usually they don't open until well into April, but then again a lot of things are blooming now that usually bloom in April.

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RE: Camellias are early here in zone 6 -photos

Those are gorgeous! What variety is the red one?

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Wayne,
The second and third one were both labeled as "April Dawn" and I have read that there can be a lot of variation in the flower color. I don't know if it was labeled wrong at the nursery or if it's just one of the variations. Maybe next year if both plants have a lot of flowers I will see how they compare. This is only the second year for both and they only had a few blooms each.

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Bill, Thanks, I'm in 6b also and would like to plant some Camellias. Your information is very helpful.


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I think you'll enjoy them. Actually one of the easiest shrubs to take care of for me and pretty rewarding too.

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April Rose opened is first bud yesterday--our very first Camellia to bloom! We are 8 miles South of the Elizabeth Park Rose garden in Hartford. It was planted on the North side of a ranch house, where it gets quite a bit of light, though only a little bit of direct sun in the morning. We have a couple other plants, but none of them grew as well, most likely due insufficient light, which we worked on over the winter, by clearing brush and trees.


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Early blooming seems to be throughout the east and south, also with folks in England.


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Yes. They are pretty much finished now. The next showing will be my fall-blooming 'Snow Flurry'. It's not the best for flower form, and not too long lasting, but it's covered with literally hundreds of white blooms every fall (late Oct. - Dec. here) and very cold-hardy as well.


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  • Posted by gaalan z7b(on map) 8(imby) (My Page) on
    Tue, Sep 18, 12 at 15:50

Very nice formal flowers! I have Snow Flurry and it is one of my favorites! I love the weeping habit. You are right, when it blooms it really is a "flurry" of flowers.


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