I bought 3 ‘Tom Knudsen’ camellias at Home Depot. I was very surprised to find them there. Tom was my great-grandfather and I knew there was a camellia named after him, I just figured it would be hard to find (like his wife Valley is proving to be). One of the Toms suffered damage in the Easter Freeze of 2007 and died in July 2007.
I now realize that the two remaining Toms are too close together and one will need to be moved. #2 is the one on the right side, closest to ‘Fuji Waterfall’ hydrangea. It will not need to be moved.
Despite their small size and lack of growth during 2006-07 (largely due to the freeze killing the new growth I believe) I had blooms in 2008. This is one of my later blooming camellias.
This planting is in the Backyard garden .
Purchased from Home Depot, Inc.
Latest Milestone Transplanted