• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide in 12 years; larger with age.
    Key Feature:
    Beautiful Winter Flowers
    Blooms:
    Winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kuh-MEE-lee-a suh-SAN-kwuh
    Plant type:Shrub, Camellia
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide in 12 years; larger with age.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Winter
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsCypress (Chamaecyparis); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Magnolia (Magnolia); Cedar (Cedrus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Prune to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.Pruning time: late winter to early spring, 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.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This exceptional pink-flowering sport of the red flowered Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' was discovered by Monrovia Craftsman Brad Crocker on the grounds of Monrovia Nursery in Azusa, CA. Unique not just in color, the blooms of Pink-A-Boo® are larger and showier, having seven petals rather than five, and boast a remarkable, sweet fragrance. Camellia sasanqua 'MonDel' P.P. #21687 was introduced by Monrovia in 2011.

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