Winter Flowering Bush in Atlanta??

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Date Photo Taken: 01/26/2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: sawheel

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I’ve seen several of these bushes around the Perimeter area. To my untrained eye it looks somewhat like a peony, but I don’t know of peonies that bloom in winter? They seem to flourish in the cold. I’d love to plant some in my yard, what are they??

COMMENTS

  1. Emily Allred Unregistered says:

    That is a camellia. There are tons of varieties, with different colors and numbers of petals and petal structures (like roses). I have 8 varieties my yard, and they are a welcome sight this time of year!

    February 5th, 2013 at 10:20 am
  2. roypaul Unregistered says:

    Camellia Japonica. Many different varieties and colors in reds, whites and pinks and in many different forms. Generally bloom during the winter. They can be harmed by very cold temps, usually teens or below.

    February 5th, 2013 at 10:28 am
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Beautiful! A previous Q&A to Walter may help point you in the right direction: http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/sasanqua-camellia-and-japanese-camellia-identification/

    February 5th, 2013 at 5:29 pm
  4. Anne-Marie Unregistered says:

    I think it is camillia if I spelled it correctly.

    February 5th, 2013 at 9:23 pm
  5. james E. Carroll Unregistered says:

    These look like camellias to me. They bloom in winter. These are shrubs, and they can grow quite tall.

    February 6th, 2013 at 8:36 am

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