Spring's Promise Camellia
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Spring's Promise Camellia

Spring's Promise 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 'Spring's Promise'


This japonica hybrid introduced by Dr. Clifford Parks is not only cold tolerant to zone 6, it is a true harbinger of spring, with blooms often starting in fall and continuing into spring. The single form bloom is dark pink and lightly fragrant, and evergreen leaves are large (up to 3") and glossy. Grows between 5-8' tall and 4' wide, best in part shade, well-drained moist soil, with protection from afternoon sun.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

On of my favs, it starts blooming in fall and continues through winter and well into early spring! Spring's Promise can grow in zone 6 as well.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 6'
Mature Width: 4'
Flower Season: winter through spring
Sun: Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
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

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.