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Camellia Camellia sasanqua

Camellia - Camellia sasanqua
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This evergreen has dark green glossy leaves, dense branching, and produces lovely deep pink blooms in the fall for southern gardens. Grows to 6'-10' tall and wide. (zones 7-9)

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Zones 7 - 9 Zones 7 - 9
Hardiness Zones 7 - 9
The Camellia can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Flowering Trees, Shrubs
6' - 10' High 6' - 10' High
Mature Height
The Camellia grows to be 6' - 10' feet in height.
6' - 10' Spread 6' - 10' Spread
Mature Spread
The Camellia has a spread of about 6' - 10' at full maturity.
Slow Growth Slow Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This Camellia does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Camellia grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
Oval Shape Oval Shape
Shape
This Camellia has oval shape.
Attributes

A cherished plant in southern gardens producing uncommonly lovely fall blooms. Densely branched, evergreen, pyramidal to oval-rounded outline. Grows to 6'-10' tall and wide.

Description

This evergreen has green glossy leaves, dense branching, and produces uncommonly lovely deep pink blooms in the fall for southern gardens. Grows to 6'-10' tall snd wide. (zones 7-9)

Wildlife Value

Squirrels and birds feast upon camellia seeds. Deer eat both young and mature camellias, but rabbits concentrate their nibbling on the young, tender plants.

Leaves

Lustrous dark green leaves considerably smaller than those of Japanese Camellia.

Flower Color

Beautiful deep pink 2-3" blooms with 6-8 petals.