• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 1 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide; to 4 ft. tall when staked into upright form.
    Key Feature:
    Fall Flowering
    Blooms:
    Fall through winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kuh-MEE-lee-a suh-SAN-kwuh
    Plant type:Groundcover, Camellia
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 1 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide; to 4 ft. tall when staked into upright form.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Fall through winter
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide acidic, well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought, once established. Prune to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.Pruning time: winter after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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