On our sixty-five acre farm, our goal is to offer a wide range of camellia varieties that are disease resistant and adaptive from the southern edge to the northern edge of the "Camellia Belt." We strive to produce the highest quality camellia in the industry. In the past few years, we have made great advancements in growing camellias with abundant bud and flowers while also producing large full plants suitable for your landscape project or nursery customer. All our plants come with a picture tag that includes care instructions and a colored strap tag with the plant's name and a short description. For a small fee, we can pre-price your order with a custom price tag.
Everyone knows the traditional camellia japonica and sasanqua cultivars, a staple in southern landscapes and hardy to Zone 7. The winter freeze of 1970 devastated the U.S. National Arboretum's camellia collection, which began the long work to develop a cold-hardy camellia. After twenty-five long years of research, Dr. Ackerman and Dr. Parks introduced the Hybridized Zone 6 Fall Blooming, Hybridized Zone 6 Spring Blooming, and Japonica Hybrids to the camellia world. Cam Too currently grows 25 varieties of the Zone 6 Spring Blooming
, including the "April" series
and "Variety Z."
one of the earliest varieties. We have 55 varieties of the Zone 6 Fall Blooming
camellia in production, consisting of the widely popular "Winter's" series
as well as "Survivor,"
one of the hardiest varieties known to grow as far north as Toronto Canada.
Camellia Japonica, the "Bell of the ball," has large glossy green foliage with blooms ranging from formal double to single flowers with bright yellow centers. This spring-flowering evergreen stands tall and bushy in the landscape. Currently, we are growing 160 varieties so that we can have blooming plants from January through April. We grow a large selection of favorites like Greensboro Red
, Dr.J.C. Raulston
, Kramer's Supreme
, Nuccio's Cameo, Jacks, Professor Sargent,
and many other unique varieties for the camellia enthusiast.
Camellia Sasanqua is the small leaf camellia that blooms in the fall and works well in full to part sun. Sasanquas can vary in size from dwarf varieties averaging four feet in height like Shishigashira
which can reach upwards of fifteen feet. The flower form and color can vary like the japonica, from White Christmas's formal white flower to Yuletide's
single red flower. Just like the Japonica, we grow many of the favorites like Apple Blossom, Setsugekka
, Yuletide, Autumn Rocket, Cleopatra,
and the October Magic Series®.
We currently have 425 varieties in production. Depending on the variety Sasanquas start blooming in September and continue to bloom into January and February.
Between the japonica and the sasanqua, it's possible to have a blooming camellia in your landscape from September to April. Please take the time to visit our website www.camtoocamellia.com or PlantAnt to view our complete availability.