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Featured Plants - Camellia

Camellia Japonica ‘Lady Clare’

Flowers in the snow? Yes! Camellias add an element of surprise to the winter garden with colorful blossoms in hues ranging from light pink to crimson and white. These large, attractive shrubs have lustrous, dark, evergreen leaves and a pyramid shape. Camellias are cold hardy when sited in a protected location, on the north side of the house. Some begin flowering in fall while others wait until winter. ‘Lady Clare’ blooms mid-late season with large dark pink flowers and offers above-average cold hardiness. These shrubs are happiest when planted in moist, well-drained acidic soil amended with organic matter.
(February 2013)

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