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Camellias - A Northwest Landscape Favorite

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The aristocrats of the flower world, Camellias provide year round interest. Their magnificent blossoms (which can be fragrant) appear in late fall, winter, or early spring depending on the variety. Their foliage is an attractive glossy green which adds an evergreen interest to the garden. They are well suited for pots, espalier, hedging, or as a focal point in the landscape. We at Swansons are thrilled to offer an exceptional selection during the fall and winter months.

Camellias are happiest when grown in a location that has some protection from the hot afternoon sun and drying winds. Camellias need well-drained soil for establishment. Because camellias are slow-growers, they are slow to get established. Competition for water is the one critical thing in establishment. They are drought tolerant once established, very easy to grow, and they even attract hummingbirds! Some of Swansons’ favorite Camellias are:

Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

Fiery red single-petal flowers with bright yellow stamens adorn this prolific bloomer. Grows 8 – 10 feet tall and wide. Flowers from October to late December or early January.

Camellia sasanqua ‘Apple Blossom’

Camellia sasanqua
‘Apple Blossom’

White single petal blossoms that are dark pink on the back and on the tips make this a unique beauty. Also, the flowers are fragrant! 'Apple Blossom’ grows to 10 feet tall and wide. It blooms from October to January.

Camellia sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’

Camellia sasanqua ‘‘Setsugekka’

‘Setsugekka’ offers huge frilly white single petal flowers.
It grows to 8-10 feet wide and tall, and it blooms from October to January.

Camellia sasanqua ‘Bonanza’

Camellia sasanqua ‘Bonanza’

This low growing bushy beauty has large peony form blooms that are bright scarlet. ‘Bonanza’ usually blooms from September to December.
It grows 4-5 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide.

Camellia sasanqua ‘Kanjiro’

Camellia sasanqua ‘Kanjiro’

Single petal rose pink flowers with large yellow stamens adorn this magnificent shrub. ‘Kanjiro’ grows to 8-10 feet tall and wide, and it blooms from October to January.

Camellia sasanqua 'Marge Miller'

Camellia sasanqua
'Marge Miller’

This camellia can make a superb groundcover, spilling over walls or even from a hanging basket. The full, soft pink flowers appear along stems against the glossy, dark green foliage. When trained on a stake or wall, it will cascade down for a lovely weeping shape. Our plants are presented tied to 3 foot stakes. The future growth habit will be determined by continual staking or not. Flowers appear November to February.

Camellia sinensis 'Unryu'

Camellia sinensis ‘Unryu’

The name of this Camellia ’Unryu,' translates to 'Dragons in the clouds.' The contorted branching habit is reminiscent of a dragon climbing into the sky. The light red spring flowers, with luscious bright yellow stamens, are a crowning jewel on this already beautiful plant. Swansons has been patiently waiting for years for this plant to be grown in large enough numbers to be offerred to the public.

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