Camellia sasanqua 'Setsugekka'
Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Fall through Winter|
|Design Ideas||This semi-double white Camellia makes a wonderful backdrop to a moonlight garden in backyard beds close to your outdoor living space. A must for Asian or woodland settings under large, old shade trees with filtered canopies. Dress up a wall or garage as a shrub or train the dense, spreading habit of this Camellia as an espalier for a formal look.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Pair with other pure white bloomers like Astilbe, Hydrangea, Azalea, Gardenia and Lilac for a beautiful moonlight garden. For an Asian theme, design with mixed Azaleas, Heavenly Bamboo, Dogwood, Japanese Maples, Lily of the Valley, Iris and Rodgersia.|
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