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Camellia sasanqua

Double flowers open deep glowing-pink in colour, aging to crimson-red. Flowering mid sesaon from May. Lots of flowers open in small clusters. Delicate perfume. Plant habit is elegant, slightly arching & upright with a deep green foliage.

Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant, 

Plant in Full sun to Part shade in free draining acidic soil. Great for Low to medium hedges and screens, Informal borders, Feature shrubs, Espalier and in large container.

Staking of your camellias is recommended to help support soft new growth and helps to produce a larger plant more quickly.

Although very tolerant of dry conditions once established Sasanqua's will benefit from regular deep watering around the base for the first 3 months after transplanting.

Mulching will help to protect surface roots from extremes of temperature and also help to maintain moisture levels in the soil. The mulch layer should be applied 10cm thick and kept 5cm - 10cm away from the base of the plant to ensure adequate air flow around the stem of the plant.

Pruning can be done at any time of the year but remember your flowers form on the growth made in spring. Pruning off this spring growth will remove your next flowers. The best time to prune is after flowering in early to mid winter.

We recommend you use Azalea, Camellia & Gardenia specialty potting mix

We recommend you feed your Camellia n spring and summer with Azalea, Camellia & Gardenia Food to keep your plant healthy and happy.