CAMELLIA HEDGES? - Knowledgebase Question

charlottesville, va
Question by dkariel
December 7, 2006
I WANT TO HAVE A HEDGE OF VARIOUS, NARROW, UPRIGHT CAMELLIAS, 10 FT TALL AT SOME AREAS AND UP TO 16 FEET TALL AT OTHERS (FOR NEEDED SCREENING). I ALSO NEED THIS TO BE A PLANT WITH VIGOROUS GROWTH. I HAVE A SHADED SITE WITH 4-6 HRS MORNING SUN IN SOME AREAS. I SEE YOU LIST MAX HEIGHT AS 10 FOR ALL YOUR TALLEST OFFERINGS BUT KNOW SOME CAMELLIAS CAN GROW MUCH HIGHER IN NATIVE CONDITIONS. WHICH WOULD YOU SUGGEST? WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AND KNOW? HELP!


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Answer from NGA
December 7, 2006

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The ultimate height will depend upon growing conditions, but the following camellias with upright growth habits are good choices for the area you describe:
'Ashton's Ballet' Compact, moderately upright, average growth. Makes a beautiful garden specimen. Flowers are two-tone pink, rose form double. Blooms from early November to late December. Cold hardy to -23? C.

'Ashton's Pink' Dense, upright, average growth, dark green foliage. Forms a symmetrical plant without pruning. Flowers are lavender pink, semi-double, Long blooming season from December to February. Cold hardy to -23? C.

'Ashton's Supreme' Plant upright, dense medium growth, dark green foliage. Flowers deep lavender pink anemone to peony form. Very floriferous. Blooms from October through November. Very cold hardy to -27? C.

'Fairweather Favorite' Dense, upright, medium growth. Leaves leathery, glossy, dark green. Makes a very compact handsome specimen. Very floriferous. Flowers, white with pink underside, semi-double. Long blooming season from late-November through January. Cold hardy to -26? C.

'Winter's Charm' Upright, columnar growth, with leathery, glossy dark green leaves. Flowers are lavender pink, peony form. Blooms October through November. Cold hardy to -23? C.

'Winter' s Cupid' Moderately upright growth. Leaves thick, leathery, semi-glossy, dark green. Heavy bud set. Flowers are white, flushed light pink near apex and on underside. Semi-double with curved and fluted petals with large central cluster of golden yellow anthers. Blooms late November through early January. Cold hardy to -26? C.

'Winter's Dream' Decidedly upright, vigorous growth. Leaves leathery, dark glossy green. Flowers are pink, semi-double. Blooms from October to November. Cold hardy to -23? C.

'Winter's Fancy' Moderately vigorous, upright and outward. This lends itself to uilization as a hedge plant. Leaves leathery, glossy dark green. Flowers are deep pink, semi-double, creped, floriferous. Blooms from October to November. Cold hardy to -20? C.

'Winter's Hope' Moderately vigorous, upright growth. Leaves leathery, glossy, cupped, very dark green. Flowers, white, semi-double. Blooms from early October through November. Cold hardy to -23? C.

'Winter's Interlude' Moderately vigorous, upright, plant habit, lends itself to use as a hedge, since it tends to spread horizontally as well as being upright. Leaves leathery, glossy dark green. Flowers bright pink, anemone form. Blooms from November through December. Cold hardy to -26? C.

'Winter's Joy' Vigorous, upright to columnar growth. Lends itself to making a tall, narrow hedge. Leaves leather, glossy, dark green. Flowers, bright pink, semi-double to full peony form, with wavy petal margins. Blooms from November through December. Cold hardy to -23? C.

'Winter's Snowman' Vigorous, upright to columnar growth. Lends itself to making a tall, narrow hedge. Leaves leathery, semi-glossy, dark green. Flowers are white, semi-double to mostly anemone, slightly cupped. Blooms from mid-November through December. Cold hardy to -23? C.

'Winter' s Star' Moderate to vigorous, upright growth. Leaves leathery, semi-glossy, medium green. Flowers are large, violet-pink, single. Blooms from very early-October through November. Cold hardy to -20? C.

'Winter's Sunset' Moderate, upright growth. Leaves dark green with light green margins. Flowers are medium, lavender pink, single, flat, crinkly. Cold hardy to -20? C.

Spring bloomers include:

'Cream Puff' Vigorous, upright growth. Leaves glossy, dished, very dark green. Flowers are white, large, semi-double to loose peony, with good substance. Mid-season to late. Cold hardy to -20? C.

'Fire 'N Ice' Average, dense, upright growth. Leaves very dark green, semi-glossy. Flowers are dark red-pink, medium to large semi-double to rose form double. Blooms March-April. Cold hardy to -20? C.

'Frost Queen' Dense, upright growth. Leaves glossy, dished, very dark green. Flowers are white, large, semi-double with good substance. Mid-season to late. Cold hardy to -20? C.

'Jerry Hill' Average, dense, upright growth. Leaves broad, glossy, dark green. Flowers are rose pink, formal double. Late. Cold hardy to -23? C.

'Maroon Mist' Medium, upright growth. Flowers dark maroon red, large single to semi-double with large central cluster of deep orange anthers. Blooms April to May. Cold hardy to -20? C.

'Spring Cardinal' Medium, dense, upright growth. Leaves dark green, semi-glossy. Flowers are Crimson red, formal double. Blooms February to March. Cold hardy to -23? C.

Hope you find just the right camellia from this list of uprights.



















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