Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'Versicolor'

Camellia - Camellia sasanqua  'Versicolor'

Common Name: Camellia
Genus: Camellia
Species: sasanqua
Cultivar: 'Versicolor'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Provides winter colour

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

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, White
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

Single pink flowers with white centres appear among lustrous dark green leaves from late autumn just when the garden is most in need of colour. A strongly upright Camellia that has an open habit so it can easily be trained as a wall shrub. It makes a great feature plant when used in a winter themed border. Alternatively use it in conjunction with plants that flower at other times of the year to prolong the season of interest. It will flourish best in a sheltered spot with reliable moisture.

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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