Camellia japonica 'Melody Shepherd'
Introduced in 1974 by W. T. Shepherd of North Charleston, SC, 'Melody Shepherd' tends to show multiple bloom forms on the same plant, from semi-double to full peony, and even anemone form with "rabbit ears".
» Bloom color: Bright red
» Bloom form: Semi-double to anemone
» Bloom size: Very large (5"+)
» Bloom period (NC): Early to late/spring
» Growth rate, habit: Vigorous, upright/dense
» Zones: 7b-9
» Features: Hedge worthy
» Parentage: Chance seedling