Bonanza Sasanqua Camellia

Camellia hiemalis 'Bonanza', C. sasanqua 'Bonanza'

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Bonanza Sasanqua Camellia
Bonanza Sasanqua Camellia
Bonanza Sasanqua Camellia
Bonanza Sasanqua Camellia
Bonanza Sasanqua Camellia
Bonanza Sasanqua Camellia

Deep reddish pink 3" blossoms adorn this beautiful evergreen shrub in mid-late fall. The fallen petals create a beautiful blanket beneath the dark green glossy foliage. An easily grown and hardy shrub with deep dark green glossy foliage on a medium sized evergreen spreading to upright habit that lends itself to shearing and shaping.

The small leaved Sasanqua Camellias make excellent landscape or container plants and are much more tolerant of sun and soil conditions than the larger flowered Japonica Camellias. These durable evergreen shrubs cover themselves in 2-3" flowers in fall and early winter and before the flowers fade the petals fall individually to form a colorful blanket beneath the dark glossy green foliage. These dwarf Camellias are amenable to pruning and shearing which should be done in spring. Sasanquas do appreciate a humus-rich soil, an organic mulch, and average moisture until well-established.

For more on growing Sasanqua Camellias read Dr. Allen Owings', an LSU AgCenter Horticulturist, article titled "Sasanquas, Dwarf Camellias Add Color to Early-Winter Landscapes". Or check out our Guide to Planting & Growing Camellias.

Grows To: 5-6'H x 5-6'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Indoor Light: Direct sunlight, High

pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic

Soil & Moisture: Provide a humus-rich soil, an organic mulch, and average moisture until well-established.

Fertilizing: Use a balanced, slow release, nonburning fertilizer for acid loving plants.

Pruning: Once the Camellia flowering season has ended in mid-late spring, before buds set in summer.

Salt Tolerance: Slight to Poor

Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered

Native To / Origin: US Gardens - Tom Dodd Jr, Semmes, AL - 1959

Click here to learn more about how to grow Bonanza Sasanqua Camellia from Almost Eden

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Container Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml

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