An exceptionally vigorous and free flowering Sasanqua Camellia, Dream Weaver™produces wave after wave of light blush pink to near white double flowers that darken to deep rosy pink at their base and retains a few yellow stamens. This Yume hybrid still retains some of the clefting on the ends of its petals like its parent. It begins flowering in October and continues well into December. Use Dream Weaver™ Sasanqua as a medium sized specimen, hedge, or low evergreen screen.
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
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Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-5'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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 - 2015
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See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions