White Doves Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'White Doves' ('Mine-No-Yuki')

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2221
Sparkling white, semi-double blooms cover glossy dark green foliage during the cool season. Upright, somewhat willowy branches form a handsome rounded shrub with age. Excellent for use as an accent, evergreen hedge, or espalier. A mid-season bloomer.
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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh
LoreSometimes referred to as Christmas Camellias, the sasanqua varieties of Camellia are native to the evergreen, coastal forests of southern Japan. It was introduced by Dutch traders into Europe in 1869. The Japanese use the leaves of sasanqua to make tea, and the seeds are pressed into tea seed oil for use as a lubricant and in cooking and cosmetics.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 to 9 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeFall through Winter
Design IdeasThis semi-double white Camellia makes a wonderful backdrop to a moonlight garden in backyard beds close to your outdoor living space. An excellent choice for a colorful low hedge, espalier, or even as a ground cover due to its supple branching 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureTolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Key FeatureCool Season 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. Feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.

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