Camellia sasanqua

Camellia sasanqua

Family: Theaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 5 to 15 feet
Spread 5 to 15 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders
Skill level Average
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 7
Heat zone
Sun Part shade
Moisture Average to moist
Soil type Very acid to slightly acid
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered
Flower colour White
Flower season Mid autumn to late winter
Flower size Large to very large
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Texture Coarse, smooth

Camellia sasanqua is an evergreen shrub grown for it's magnificent display of large blooms during autumn and winter. Flowers are usually single and white but other forms are and colours are available. The foliage is large and glossy.

Camellia sasanqua needs an acid soil to grow and is not terribly hardy, only surviving down to around zones 7-9. In regions where they are likely to get frosted, bright morning sun can damage the flowers, so they are best grown in light shade. Camellia sasanqua needs a good hot summer to flower well.

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Early-summer Prune for size if necessary after flowering


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