Camellia japonica 'Kuro Delight'
This plant has the darkest red flowers of any of the cold hardy Camellias. Semi-double, maroon red flowers open mid-season against long, narrow leaves (reminiscent of those on a peach tree). 'Kuro Delight' has slow, spreading growth when potted, but quickly grows in a more upright fashion once planted in the ground.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6a
Growth rate: Moderate, upright
Blooms (NC): March
Bloom size: Medium, 3 to 4 inches