Camellia sasanqua 'Showa-No-Sakae'
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Fall through Winter|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
|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.|
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