Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'Plantation Pink'

Camellia - Camellia sasanqua  'Plantation Pink'

Common Name: Camellia
Genus: Camellia
Species: sasanqua
Cultivar: 'Plantation Pink'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Provides winter colour, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Gold, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: October to December

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Large pale pink single flowers with a large central boss of golden yellow stamens appear among lustrous dark green leaves in late autumn. The delicate petals of this vigorous Camellia start to unfurl in October just when the garden is most in need of colour and scent. A strongly upright Camellia that's best grown in a sheltered spot.

Garden Care: To prevent damage to the emerging buds and flowers protect from cold dry winds and early morning sun. Water established plants in dry weather to prevent bud drop. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June. Top-dress annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mould. After flowering lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the appearance of the plant.


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