Large fully double, rose form flowers in rich pink darkening to a near crimson center are produced over an extended period in fall. Aglaia is a compact growing Sasanqua Camellia with dark green foliage growing as wide as tall. Use as a hedge or en masse in the garden and landscape for a beautiful effect. A Green Nurseries introduction.
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.
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Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part 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: Seldom Bothered
Native To / Origin: US - Bobby Green, Green Nurseries, Fairhope, AL
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See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions
Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml