Camellia × williamsii ‘Brigadoon’

hybrid camellia

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Outstanding Qualities

This mid-winter bloomer is a welcome sight during gray rainy weather. ‘Brigadoon’ produces very large, semi-double flowers of bright pink tinged with silver. It is a profuse bloomer and will consistently set flower buds even in medium to dappled shade. ‘Brigadoon’ has the added bonus of dropping its faded blooms unlike many of the Japanese camellias.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 8

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade or full sun - but avoid hot, reflected heat!

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: late winter flowers, year-round shiny foliage

Wildlife Associations: bees

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Use 'Brigadoon' as a backdrop for a dazzling spring display of hellebores and bulbs, or arrange several plants to create a screen.

Great Color Contrasts: gold, variegated

Great Color Partners: silver, green

Culture Notes
This late winter flowering camellia will grow best in light and open shade or in full sun out of hot, reflected heat. If planted in too much shade, flowering is greatly reduced. Camellias prefer a rich well-drained soil with regular watering during dry weather, especially in late summer to ensure a strong flower bud set for the winter bloom. A sheltered location near the house will help protect open flowers from hard frosts.