Camellia x 'Solstice'

  • $65.00


In an effort to create a yellow Camellia, David's dad, Dr. Clifford Parks crossed C. flava with C. japonica- and thought this seedling is worth introducing. Rose-form double flowers have lovely, light yellow petals. Compared with C. japonica, this plant has narrower, lighter green leaves with a longer leaf tips.

Unfortunately, other seedlings of this parentage don't show much cold tolerance below 15°F, nor do they appear to produce seeds.  This was not quite the goal, so work has already begun towards breeding a cold-hardy yellow.  A Camellia Forest introduction, 2010.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 8b
Growth: Vigorous, upright
Blooms (NC):
Bloom size: Medium, 3 to 4 inches



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