Mason Farm Camellia
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Mason Farm Camellia

Mason Farm Camellia

$61
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  • 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 x 'Mason Farm'

 Vigorous, extremely cold hardy variety blooming early in autumn with white, single flower tinged with pink. Named after a planting test site in North Carolina where, about 30 years ago, over 1,000 camellia hybrids were planted in a very large, unprotected field called Mason Farm.  This variety survived the coldest winter yet known without injury. Large, thick, leathery evergreen leaves sometimes have variegation.  

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Mason Farm is nice because it can grow well into zone 6 and even the coldest areas of zone 6 as it's cold hardy to zone 6a. If fact, it was still blooming since fall when I took these photos late Jan 2020. Unlike Shishi Gashira and Snow Flurry, Mason Farm grows upright and is compact, trimming is manageable.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 6'
Mature Width: 4'
Flower Season: Fall
Sun: Full sun to full shade
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 10
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
6
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
9
-6.7 to -1.1
30 to 40
10
-1.1 to 4.4

Remember that all fall blooming or Camellia sasanqua can grow in either sun or shade while the spring blooming Camellia japonica needs at least afternoon shade.

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea as they all 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 these varities.  

J