Camellia edithae 'Heimudan'
(aka 'Jinqu', 'Dongnan Shancha') This one keeps on our nomenclature toes! Regardless of the name, this flower is too beautiful to resist. This Chinese cultivar has an exceptional bloom as well as incredible foliage. The formal double rose-red flowers are produced in late spring (the end of March through April) and are quite heat tolerant. The dark glossy leaves have deeply indented veins and make the plant handsome all year long. The form of the plant is also excellent with compact and upright growth. This particular species prefers some shade.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 7b
Blooms (NC): Mar to Apr
Bloom size: Medium, 3 to 4 inches