Camellia sasanqua 'Chansonette'
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Fall through Winter|
|Design Ideas||Excellent choice for a colorful low hedge, espalier, or groundcover due to its short, pendulous habit. A great addition to an Asian inspired garden or in mass at the front fringe of a woodland setting. Perfect for hanging baskets or pots.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Maple (Acer); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10