Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 97-039’ PP#20566

('October Magic Inspiration, Camellia)


$39.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Plant the upright, bushy Inspiration in light shade for best bloom performance. The large double flowers are white with a narrow magenta margin and new spring growth is maroon.

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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.

Additional information

Common Name

'October Magic Inspiration, Camellia

Botanical Name

Camellia sasanqua 'Green 97-039' PP#20566

Container/Amount

2 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 8 ft.

Width

to 5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Fall

Flower Color

white/pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

green

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