I just purchased some Yuletide camellias and was told that they could not be...

Asked October 1, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

I just purchased some Yuletide camellias and was told that they could not be warrantied since they are rated up to Zone 7. I live in Baltimore City, just south of the city/county line and I believe that we are Zone 7. Please confirm!

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

Yes, you are in zone 7. However, we are in the colder region of that plant's hardiness zone. As you know our winters are very variable if by chance we should have a severe winter there is a chance your camellias could be damaged. We would advise that you plant the camellias in a sheltered location, protected from winter winds.

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