Due to the winter weather, orders from these states will ship in the spring, April to May: CA, CO, IA, ID, KS, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NV, OR, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY. And due to the extreme cold and wind which we experienced through the Christmas holidays of December 2022, many Osmanthus varieties won't be shipped until we are assured there is no cold damage. This may be as late as April or May, 2023. We may choose to delay shipping other plants as well.

Camellia handelii 'Snow Bells'
Camellia handelii 'Snow Bells'
Camellia handelii 'Snow Bells'
Camellia handelii 'Snow Bells'
Camellia handelii 'Snow Bells'

Camellia handelii 'Snow Bells'

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Snow Bells Handel's Camellia. This relatively new species to the camellia pallett came to us from Loch Laurel Nursery in Valdosta, GA. Mark Crawford gave me this plant several years ago and it has proven quite cold hardy for us with no damage even to the mid teens. The most remarkable characteristic of this plant is the flower  production. I have seen as many as 6 flower bids at a single node, with every node encircled with buds. The leaves are small: 1.5" long by less than 1/2 inch wide. The branches arch gracefully in an almost weeping fashion with the 2" white, fragrant flowers covering the stems. The flowers will start to open here in zone 8 in early to mid February and continue through March. This selection will mostly be a more compact shrub, but in its native China, it can ultimately reach 10' in height. We know it is a zone 8 plant, but may be hardy enough to change this to zone 7 once it is trailed in this area.

Zones 7b-10