Camellia sasanqua

Botanical Name: Camellia sasanqua

Phonetic: kuh-MEEL-ee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh

Common Name(s): Sasanqua Camellia

Family: Theaceae
Origin: Asia, Japan
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, serrate (smallest among Camellias)
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Dark green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Fall to spring
Flower Color(s): White to red and pale pink (single-double blossoms)

Exposure: Sun to part shade
USDA: 7-9
Climate Zone(s): 7, 14-17
Growth Rate: Medium               
Height: 6-15 Feet
Spread: 6-10 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Camellia petal blight
Soil: Acid, well-drained, regular moisture, organic matter

Features: Showy fragrant flowers
Uses: Espalier, hedges, cultivar container in holiday season, background

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