Last year I planted three camellias; Kuro's Delight, Korean Snow (both 1 year old plants from Camellia Forest) and Winter Snowman (#3 Sylvan Nursery in Westport, MA). The Winter Snowman was to try this cultivar a second time as the first trial location (exposed on berm) led to a slow death of the plant.
I lost Kuro's Delight to the drought last summer.
I expected that Korean Snow would be weakened by the drought as well and not survive the winter. To my surprise, it has done remarkably well. I provided it with no protection. There is only minimal browning so far.
Winter Snowman provided me with two blooms before the flower buds succumbed to zero degree temperatures.
The plant itself is in excellent shape with minor bronzing of some leaves. The current location is in front of the house in a south facing location.
This reign of upper 60 degree temperatures has me thrilled and scared at the same time. We'll see what effect it has soon enough...