Re: Camellia's in zone 6
Yes, I probably need a bit of luck... my neighbors planted one of the April series a couple of years ago. It's still alive and wasn't damaged much after last winter, but it hasn't really grown much either. I also had a Camellia sinensis, a 6b/7a plant from what I understand, but it only lasted two winters.
Having said that there are a couple very nice (but still small) specimens growing at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. They are in z6b... and are typically a few degrees (F) colder than at my house. These Camellias are originally from Korea. The Arnold Arboretum obtained them from the Morris Arboretum in PA 7 or 8 years ago. At least one of the Morris Arboretum Camellia selections has been commercialized (Korean Fire), but I have no idea if this is one of the two selections at the Arnold Arboretum.
These pics are from this past April. They are showing little to no winter damage. I saw them again this fall and they still were in excellent shape.
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