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CamelliaCamellia sasanqua

Camellia—Camellia sasanqua

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)

Zones 7 - 9
Zones 7 - 9

Hardiness Zones: Zones 7 - 9
The Camellia can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Evergreen
Evergreen

Type of tree:
The Camellia falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info


The Camellia can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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.