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Showa-No-Sakae Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'Showa-No-Sakae'

Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh
SKU #02210
7-10

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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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color Pink
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
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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