• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 1 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide; to 4 ft. tall when staked into upright form.
    Key Feature:
    Naturally Spreading Form
    Blooms:
    Fall through Winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kuh-MEE-lee-a suh-SAN-kwuh
    Plant type:Camellia, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 1 ft. tall, 3 to 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 well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates dry spells. Prune to shape and apply 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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