Tagged with camellias

How Does a Winter-Flowering Plant Make Seed?

Camellias are introduced plants from Japan and nearby Asian countries that have adapted well in the Southeast United States for more than a hundred years. In the south, camellias bloom in the fall or winter or early spring, sometimes before bulb plants. In nature, not many plants bloom at this time. Camellias are shrubs with … Continue reading

Camellias for the Snowy North

Welcome to our weekly Plant Exchange. While here we are USDA Zone 4-5a, it doesn’t keep us from trying to grow out-of-zone plants to which we are partial. Camellias are an evergreen shrub in Zone 7-10 but can be grown in northern climates in containers. They are in full bloom now indoors, just after the … Continue reading

Camellias Bloom in Winter

I’m a fan of the camellia, also called the rose of winter. Blooms appear between September and May according to the species and cultivar. Pictured is Camellia japonica, a common species. Flowers can be pink, white, or red. Flowers and leaves may be variegated. Blooms form along the branches of the woody shrub. Leaves stay … Continue reading

Camellias, A Favorite Winter Flower

Camellia shrubs are grown outdoors at least two USDA zones away but can be grown in containers to bloom indoors. Native to Japan, they’re one of the few plants that naturally bloom in fall to spring. When they bloom depends on species and variety. Bloom time lasts at least two weeks with lots of blooms. … Continue reading