The double white flowers are edged in a rich rosy pink and are produced in profusion early in the season. Leslie Ann is a vigorous upright growing evergreen shrub to small tree that makes a wonderful specimen, screen, or large hedge. Its adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions from sun to light shade as well as being more tolerant of soil types than the Camellia Japonica types, and few disease or pest problems has made this a choice landscape and garden specimen as well as a 2015 Louisiana Super Plant selection.
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.
Grows To: 8-12'H x 4-5'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9
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Outdoor Light: Afternoon shade, 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: Seldom Bothered
Native To / Origin: US Gardens
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