Northern Exposure Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'Northern Exposure'

With its delicate single white blooms and dark green glossy foliage, this beauty is a stand-out in colder climates. It is medium-sized with an upright habit and excellent disease resistance. Versatile as a hedge, accent, in containers or pruned as a standard tree form.
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Filtered sun, Full 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 MaturityReaches 4 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeFall through Winter
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseEspalier, Green Wall, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Improved Disease Resistance, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley (Pieris); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Athyrium); Azalea (Azalea); Winter Daphne (Daphne)

Prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil. A thick layer of organic mulch is a good practice to protect the roots. Regular irrigation when dry. Prune lightly after flowering and before growth starts in the spring. Does not recover well from harsh pruning.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8

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