Camellia x 'Survivor'
If you're trying to push Camellia's northern limits, this is the plant for your garden. 'Survivor' has proven it's cold-hardiness several times over in our gardens. Named after surviving a -9°F night in 1985, this plant also performed stunningly during this past winter's sustained subfreezing temperatures. At over 30' tall, our plant now towers over others in the area.
This selection produces an abundance of single, white flowers. 'Survivor' is an excellent choice as a large specimen plant or for use as a hedge. A Camellia Forest introduction, 1986.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6a
Growth: Vigorous, upright
Blooms (NC): October
Bloom size: Small, 2.5 to 3 inches
Parentage: C. sasanqua 'Narumi-gata' x C. oleifera