Camellia sasanqua 'Showa-No-Sakae'
|Description||Exquisite, soft pink, semi-double, ruffled flowers with bright gold stamens emerge early to mid-season. Upright, slightly weeping branches display glossy, dark green foliage, providing fantastic contrast to the blooms. Excellent choice for a colorful low hedge, espalier, or groundcover. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Fall through Winter|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier|
|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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||The spreading habit makes this a great groundcover paired with blooming shrubs like Lily of the Valley, Hydrangea, Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel. For an Asian theme, include Japanese Maple, Peony, Azalea, and Asiatic Lily. If trained into a topiary form, include other formal garden standouts like Boxwood, Gardenia and Spiral topiaries.|
|Care||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.|
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