There's nothing like Camellias. No other shrub can compete with its beauty and diversity. Camellias are southern plants and do well in climate zones 8 and 9. Some camellias, with protection, can grow in zone 7, but they all do well in containers if ground planting is not suitable. Our plants are small and would be best suited for growing in a container to get them more established before ground planting especially if you are in climate zones other than 8 or 9.