Arctic Dawn Camellia
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Arctic Dawn Camellia

Arctic Dawn Camellia

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Camellia japonica 'Arctic Dawn'


'Arctic Dawn' is a spring blooming camellia with large, coral pink, loose peony type flowers with distinct heart-shaped petals. Cold hardy in zone 6.  'Arctic Dawn' matures to be large, so consider planting it at the back of a bed or use as a tall screen in shade to dappled sun. By removing the lower branches of this camellia--a process called 'limbing up'--'Arctic Dawn' can be formed into a lovely tree form specimen.  Vigorous, upright, slightly pendulous growth make it suitable to espalier on a shady wall to create a romantic, luxurious hideaway.  

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Arctic Dawn is another zone 6 Camellia that can handle some cold weather. It blooms early as well. Dont forget to check out the 'more info' above the map for all Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 9'
Mature Width: 6'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full shade to part sun
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 10
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1
30 to 40
-1.1 to 4.4

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.