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Camellia sasanqua

Sasanqua Camellia

A favorite plant for mild climates, several species, plus thousands of cultivars and hybrids, offer an almost endless array of flower colors and shapes on lustrous green leaves. From the small fragrant flowers of Camellia lutchuensis to the very large and showy blooms of Camellia reticulata, these low-maintenance, evergreen shrubs have blossoms of every type. Two of the most widely planted are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. Both make excellent screens and informal hedges. Many sasanquas tolerate full sun with proper soil and ample water. All are moisture-loving, and prefer well-drained, acid soils. All make exceptional container plants. Protect from hot afternoon sun and dry winds. Start by seeds, cuttings and grafting. Clean up fallen flowers to prevent Camellia petal blight. Prune for shape after flowering. Fertilize with acid plant foods.
Camellia sasanqua, Sasanqua Camellia
Sasanqua Camellias have small, attractive green leaves. Numerous cultivars offer a wide range of flower types and colors. Several are fragrant, some grow prostrate, others can be trained to espalier up walls and trellises. More sun-tolerant than Japanese Camellias.

Attributes - Camellia sasanqua

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Fall through Mid Winter

Flower Color: Pink, Red, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Wet Soil. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Scales, Thrips.

Related Plants

Camellia 'Snow Flurry', Camellia 'Winter's Rose', Camellia japonica, Camellia japonica 'Kramers Supreme', Camellia japonica 'Kumasaka', Camellia sasanqua 'Apple Blossom', Camellia sasanqua 'Setsugekka', Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide', Camellia x williamsii 'Donation'
 
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