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Jerry Hill Pink Camellia - Winter Flowering Ackermann Hybrid
Is it a rose or a Camellia? Jerry Hill is definitely a Camellia and one of the few with flowers that stand up to cold winter temperatures. Its gorgeous, full double, deep pink flowers look like traditional roses and are produced over a VERY LONG period from late fall all the way through winter and into early spring! Get all the details below

Jerry Hill Pink Camellia - Winter Flowering Ackermann Hybrid

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Jerry Hill Camellia 
Camellia Ackermann Hybrid  'Jerry Hill'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Camellia variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Is it a rose or a Camellia? Jerry Hill is definitely a Camellia and one of the few with flowers that stand up to cold winter temperatures. Its gorgeous, full double, deep pink flowers look like traditional roses and are produced over a VERY LONG period from late fall all the way through winter and into early spring! The amazing beauty and winter blooms of Jerry Hill Camellia land it at the very top of our Favorites List. To enjoy these beautiful blooms all winter, take several cuttings and display them in a vase, or float just one flower in a bowl of water.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing to 6-8 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide, Jerry Hill Camellia can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub, it is ideal for use as a hedge or background plant, in groupings, or is especially nice as a corner plant or espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall) in home foundation plantings. As the plant grows, lower branches can be removed to desired height to form a highly attractive and colorful small treefor use as a focal point specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. A fine addition to pink color theme gardens, Asian gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors for the winter north of USDA Zone 7a, where this variety is not reliably winter hardy. Find Your Zone

Spacing:  4 feet apart for solid hedge; 8 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Camellia adapt well to various soil types however prefer a moist but well-drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. Constantly soggy soil is a slow killer. In general, Camellia grows and blooms better in partial shade with some shelter from the hot afternoon sun. Morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sunlight is perfect. All-day filtered sun is fine.



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Click on a link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Camellias...


*Espalier (pronounced: ih-spal-yay) ...an ornamental shrub or tree that has been trained to grow flat against a wall, fence, or other vertical, flat surface.




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Species:  Ackermann Hybrid 
Height at Maturity:  6-8' 
Width at Maturity:  5-6' 
Spacing:  4' for solid hedges; 8'+ for space between plants
Flower Color:  Deep Pink
Flower Size:  4"
Flowering Period:  Late Fall, Winter, Early Spring!!!
Flower Type: Full Double
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade or Filtered Sun, All Day Filtered Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Resistances:  Deer, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity
Intolerances:  Direct Afternoon Sun, Constantly Soggy Soil



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