Bonanza Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'Bonanza'

A versatile performer displaying a profusion of striking, scarlet peony form blooms. Flowers are perfect for cutting. Spreading form makes this an excellent choice for a colorful low hedge, espalier, or tall groundcover. The glossy, dark green foliage makes an exceptional foundation planting in sheltered sites with bright shade. Early season bloomer. Evergreen. Moderate growing 4 to 5 ft. tall, spreading wider. Partial sun. Cutting grown
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7 - 10

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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, spreading wider.
Bloom TimeFall
Design IdeasThe spreading habit of this Camellia offers more versatility than the erect, shrub forms. Plant as a low growing, hedge in place of formal Boxwood or throughout beds close to your outdoor living space. The beautiful red color and ruffled petals are at home in both a manicured or wild garden setting. This plant is a must for Asian or woodland gardens under large, old shade trees with filtered canopies. Dress up a wall or garage as a shrub, or train the spreading habit of this Camellia as an espalier for a formal look.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Key FeatureShowy Fall Flowers

Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. 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 lightly to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.

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