Originally from China and Japan, this lovely evergreen shrub/small tree, is now a staple in American gardens. The unusual bloom time, beautiful flowers, tighter habit and lustrous dark leaves make this a favorite of gardeners. Pair the Camellia sasanqua with the large foliage of Hydrangea, Holly, Hosta and Heuchera for a beautiful shade display.
SIZE AT MATURITY
Moderate growing rate. Will reach a height of 8-10’ and 8-10’ wide. Can withstand pruning to shape.
Blooms in winter, when nothing else has interest- November- January. Flowers are red, with yellow center. No fragrance.
Unusual bloom time, along with the smaller stature and evergreen habit make this a favorite.
Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Prefers filtered light. Provide regular water during the first growing season. Will require less water once established.Water 3” when the top part of the soil is dry. Prune only in winter after flowering. Fertillize with an acid fertilizer after flowering.