Camellia sasanqua ‘Green98-009’ October Magic® Rose™

(October Magic Rose Camellia)

Size Price
2-GALLON $42.99
7-GALLON $89.99

Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

The October Magic Rose Camellia is a fall blooming Camellia sasanqua that adds value, color, and beauty to the home landscape. Small, but lush pink flowers open in clusters throughout fall. This upright, almost columnar, dense evergreen flowering bush is great for a unique privacy hedge, group plantings, or as a focal in a mixed bed.



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 Rose Camellia

Botanical Name

Camellia sasanqua 'Green 98-009'

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun


6 to 8 ft.


3 to 4 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

late fall-early winter

Flower Color




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant



2 gallon, 7 gallon

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