These cold-hardy camellias have been developed by Dr. William L. Ackerman for the Potomac Valley Region.

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Polar Ice

Polar Ice

Frost Princess (C. hiemalis x C. oleifera) x C. oleifera (PI162561).
Flowers: 3-1/2″, white, anemone form, 12 petals, 89 petaloids.
Season: Nov-Dec.
Leaves: leathery, midrib and veins indented, glossy, dark green obovate, 4″ long by 1-3/4″ wide with crenate to moderately serrate margins.
Plant: slow to moderate growth, 6′ tall by 6′ wide at 13 years.
 
Snow Flurry

Snow Flurry

C. oleifera (PI161561) x Frost Princess (PI483432).
Flowers: 3-1/2″ white, peony form, 12 petals, 18 petaloids. Very floriferous.
Season: Oct-Nov.
Leaves: leathery, semi-glossy, medium green, ovate, 3-1/4″ long by 1-1/8″ wide with serrate margins.
Plant: Moderately vigorous, 7′ tall by 7′ wide at 14 years.
 
Winter's Beauty

Winter's Beauty

B61148 C. japonica ‘Billie McCaskill x C. oleifera (PI162561).
Flowers: 3″,medium, glowing, shell pink with very light pink petaloids near the center, peony form, frilly, 19 petals and 7 petaloids. Very hardy flower buds.
Season: late Dec-Jan.
Leaves: leathery, dullish, dark green, elliptical to ovate. 3-1/4″ long by 1-1/4″ wide crenate to serrate at apex margins.
 
Winter's Charm

Winter's Charm

C. sasanqua ‘Takara-Wase’ x C. oleifera (PI162561).
Flowers: 3-1/2″ lavender pink (RH75B), peony form with 14 petals and 14 petaloids.
Season: Oct-Nov.
Leaves: leathery, glossy dark green. Obovate 3-1/2″ long by 1-1/2″ wide with coarsely serrate margins.
Plant: vigorous upright growth, 10′ tall by 4-1/2′ wide at 13 years.
 
Winter's Dream

Winter's Dreams

C. hiemalis ‘Peach Puff’ x C. oleifera (PI162561).
Flowers: 3-3/4″, pink, semi-double, 15 petals, 3 petaloids.
Season: Oct-Nov.
Leaves: leathery, dark, glossy green, elliptic to lanceolate, 3″ long by 1-1/8″ wide, crenate margins.
Plant: upright, vigorous growth, 10′ tall by 5′ wide at 12 years.
 
Winter's Interlude

Winter's Interlude

C. oleifera x C. sp. ‘Pink Tea’ (Feathers).
Flowers: 3″, pink, anemone form, 12 petals, 76 petaloids. no anthers.
Season: Nov-Dec.
Leaves: leathery, dark green, glossy, elliptic to somewhat obovate, 3-1/4″ long by1-3/8″¬∑wide, crenate margins.
Plant: moderately vigorous, 8′ tall by 4-1/2′ wide at 13 years.
 
Winter's Rose

Winter's Rose

C. oleifera (PI162561) x C. hiemalis ‘Otome.’
Flowers: 2″, shell pink (RHS56B-D), formal double, 28 petals.
Season: Oct-Nov.
Leaves: leathery, semi-glossy, very dark green, elliptic, 2-3/4″ long by 1″ wide with crenate margins.
Plant: slow growing, 6-1/2′ tall by 4′ wide at 12 years.
 
Winter's Star

Winter's Star

C. oleifera (PI162475) x C. hiemalis ‘Showa-no-Sakae’.
Flowers: 3-1/3″ red-purple (RHS74C-D) single, with 6 petals.
Season: Oct-Nov.
Leaves: leathery, semi-glossy, medium green, obovate, 3-3/4″ long by 1-1/2″ wide with crenate to somewhat serrate margins.
Plant: moderate growth, 8′ tall by 6′ wide at 14 years.