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Camellia sasanqua cv "Marylin" 40-50cm

Camellia sasanqua cv "Marylin" 40-50cm

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Plant Description

Camellia sasanqua is a beautiful evergreen shrub that is known for its lovely flowers and glossy green leaves.

  1. Appearance: Camellia sasanqua typically grows as a dense, upright, or spreading shrub, reaching heights of 6 to 12 feet (1.8 to 3.7 meters). Some varieties may even grow taller with age.

  2. Leaves: The leaves are dark green, glossy, and elliptical in shape. They have serrated edges and are about 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) in length.

  3. Flowers: The most prominent feature of Camellia sasanqua is its profusion of beautiful, single or semi-double flowers. These flowers come in various colors, including shades of white, pink, red, and even bicolor combinations. They typically bloom in the fall or early winter, depending on the variety and climate.

  4. Fragrance: Some varieties of Camellia sasanqua produce a pleasant fragrance, adding to their appeal.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Camellia sasanqua is well-suited for growing in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 9. They prefer mild, temperate climates and can tolerate some cold, but they are not as cold-hardy as Camellia japonica.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Camellia sasanqua in a location that receives partial shade to dappled sunlight. They can tolerate some morning sun but should be protected from hot, intense afternoon sun.

  3. Soil: Camellia sasanqua prefers well-draining, acidic soil with a pH between 5.0 and 6.0. Amending the soil with organic matter like compost can improve its quality.

  4. Watering: These shrubs have moderate water needs. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Deep, infrequent watering is generally better than frequent shallow watering.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain a stable soil temperature.

  6. Pruning: Prune Camellia sasanqua after they finish flowering, usually in late winter or early spring. This will help maintain their shape and encourage new growth. Remove dead or diseased branches as needed.

  7. Fertilizing: Feed your Camellia sasanqua with an acidic fertilizer formulated for camellias and azaleas in the spring, just after they finish flowering.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids and scale insects, as well as fungal diseases like camellia leaf spot. Treat any issues promptly with appropriate methods or chemicals.

  9. Container Planting: Camellia sasanqua can be grown in containers, which is an excellent option if you have limited garden space. Ensure that the containers have good drainage, and use an acidic potting mix.

  10. Propagation: Camellia sasanqua can be propagated through cuttings or seeds. Cuttings are the most common method and should be taken in late spring to early summer.

By following these cultivation tips, you can enjoy the beauty of Camellia sasanqua in your garden, providing vibrant color during the fall and early winter months.

 

Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

Botanical family: Theaceae

Botanical genus: Camellia

Botanical species: Camellia sasanqua cv "Marylin"

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Plant Height: 40-50cm

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