‘Winter Snowman’ Camellia in Bloom

‘Winter Snowman’ Camellia in Bloom

Last year I planted two ‘Winter Snowman’ camellias in the front garden. I was hopefully that they would bloom last year but alas it was not to be! But they have started blooming this year! The first of the white camellia blooms opened today.  It wasn’t fully open when I snapped the picture but I just couldn’t wait to share it.  There are quite a few other buds on the same plant that soon will turn the front garden into a feature garden!  Well, it would if the weeds were gone, the mulching done, and the stars were aligned correctly but you know how that goes…there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done.

‘Winter Snowman’ camellia is a hybrid of Camellia sasanqua and Camellia oleifera. It’s hardy in zones 6-10 and gets about 12 feet tall.  Because of where this camellia is planted it will definitely need periodic pruning.  I planted two other camellias a couple weeks ago and I discovered yesterday that one of them had been nibbled on by a deer.  That in itself isn’t the end of the world but because it pulled the whole plant out of the soil it could be the end for one of those camellias.  I hope not! 


Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 5 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. Dave,

    I have seen this one in bloom, nice bush. Watch the deer, I had a camellia pulled out of the ground by a deer, it was a gallon sized plant.

  2. I recently moved to NC and have a shrub which I've never been able to identify. It has just started blooming with gorgeous deep pink flowers and has leaves that I've always thought looked a bit camelia like. The 'winter' blooming puzzeled me. But now I'm wondering if that is what I have here.

  3. @Randy EmmittI can't wait to see more of these bloom appear. Sure is nice to have something blooming when the leaves are falling!

  4. @SummersStudioMost likely you have some sort of camellia. They like to bloom in fall-winter in our climate. Feel free to post a picture on the Facebook page and see what others think!

  5. It sure is pretty! And it has a perfect name.

  6. I love camellias and this one is lovely!

  7. Gorgeous color and I love the name. 🙂

  8. Camellias are a wonderful addition to any garden. What I like most about them is that they bloom when only few other plants do. I love how their large flowers and glossy leaves brighten the winter landscape.

  9. nice to have something blooming when the leaves are falling!Put it together and start …

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