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Are there any camellias hardy in zone 5?

Posted by pegzhere 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 22, 06 at 12:03

New gardener here trying to find out what flowers will work for me here in Iowa in a somewhat shady with spots of sun garden. I thought Camellias were zone 6 and up but seems from some of the posts here there might be some I can use. TIA

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RE: Are there any camellias hardy in zone 5?

The cold-hardy varieties developed by Drs. Ackerman, Parks and Clifford (the Winter Series and a few others) and Camellia Forest Nursery (April Series) allow people in Zone 6 to plant camellias in the ground but, I have not seen any that is officially advertised for Zone 5. Camellia Forest Nursery's website can be seen here:


Here is a link that might be useful: Very Cold Hardy Camellias

RE: Are there any camellias hardy in zone 5?

We should consider many choices of camellia species. Eventhough most are of single flower. Some have impressive large and distinct flower formation. I do not think there is a thorough study in this area. There are only limited number of species in U S. Please call Nuccio's at 626-794-3383 to seek possibility. A new Camellia species book from ACS should be a good reference.

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