The wavy, 3-4" wide flowers of Feathered Edge Sasanqua Camellia are white broadly edged with dark rosy red with feathery streaks radiating inward. The obviously Yume-like flowers have more petals per flower and can range from near peony form to semi-double and the plant flowers early in the season beginning in October and lasting into December. This 2005 Bobby Green and Green Nurseries introduction has a naturally compact rounded habit and a moderately slow rate of growth to about 6-8'H.
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: 4-6(-8)'H x 4-6'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 - Bobby Green, Green Nurseries, Fairhope, AL - 2005
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Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml