Camellia sasanqua


Camellia sasanqua


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Growth Habit:

Sasanqua is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 12 feet, although of the many cultivars grown, most stay much shorter. The flowers appear in late fall and early winter. They range from white through many shades of pink and may be single or semi-double. The many gold stamens provide abeautiful contrast.

Growing Requirements:

Grow these camellias in soil enriched with plenty of organic material. While they prefer a slightly acid soil, they will tolerate more alkaline conditions. Keep uniformly moist. They bloom best and retain their deep green color if planted in partial shade.


Since Sasanquas bloom earlier than Camellia japonica, they make a good addition to the winter garden.

Where at Lotusland:

In the Japanese garden, near the Buddha statue.

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