Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 02-016’ (October Magic® Pink Perplexion™)

(October Magic Pink Perplexion Camellia)


$44.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

October Magic Pink Perplexion is a good name for this plant because it struts its magic in October and the pink shades of its blossoms are perplexing to describe. The plant will be covered in stunning 2 to 3-inch-wide double multi-hued pink blossoms until mid-winter.

Description

Sometimes referred to as Christmas Camellias, the sasanqua varieties of Camellia are native to the evergreen, coastal forests of southern Japan. Introduced by Dutch traders into Europe in 1869.The Japanese use the leaves of Camellia sasanqua to make tea, and the seeds are pressed into tea seed oil for use as a lubricant and in cooking and cosmetics. Where winter hardy, Camellia sasanqua should be grown in moist, acidic (5.5 to 6.5 pH), loose, organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade. Consistent and even moisture is important. Avoid wet soils. Plants require protection from direct afternoon sun and wind. Best location may be sun-dappled part shade. Best with a root mulch. Near the northern parts of their growing range, plants should be sited in sheltered and protected microclimates such as near the south side of a home or building. Burlap wraps are sometimes helpful. Plants generally dislike changes in temperature, irregular watering or being moved. Even a change in humidity can cause plants to drop buds. Fertilize monthly in spring and summer. If desired, remove all but one bud from each cluster to increase the size of the flower. Prune immediately after flowering. (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

October Magic Pink Perplexion Camellia

Botanical Name

Camellia sasanqua 'Green 02-019'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun

Height

4 to 5 ft.

Width

4-5'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late fall-early winter

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

green

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