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fall camellias from Natl Arboreteum

Posted by kayskats 7 (usda) 8 (arbor da (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 15, 10 at 13:56

three questions about:

http://www.usna.usda.gov/Newintro/camelli1.html

1) any one familiar with these
2) anyone growing them -- Zone 6B or 7
3) where can I get one, particularly Snow Flurry


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i know camellias are a southern thing ...

  • Posted by kayskats 7 (usda) 8 (arbor da (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 16, 10 at 15:12

but doesn't anyone try the hardy ones a bit further north?

Or is ite the wrong time of year for camellias growers?


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RE: fall camellias from Natl Arboreteum

Dear kayskats,
I think you'll find 'Snow Flurry' at Camellia Forest Nursery in Chapel Hill, NC. They have an excellent, secure Website.


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RE: fall camellias from Natl Arboreteum

  • Posted by kayskats 7 (usda) 8 (arbor da (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 18, 10 at 16:41

thanks so much ... I was so pleased to see that they have a number of the Ashton/Ackerman camellias.


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RE: fall camellias from Natl Arboreteum

This nursery in New Jersey has about seven cold-hardy ones. I just bought one ('Winter's Snowman') to try in a protected location, though I doubt it will bloom even it survives winter here (coastal New Hampshire).
But very nice plants...packed well and very quick shipping. I'm pretty certain the Enkianthus I also bought will do well.

http://www.rarefindnursery.com/


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