White Doves Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'White Doves' ('Mine-No-Yuki')
|Description||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.|
|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||Reaches 6 to 9 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|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. Feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.|
|Lore||Sometimes 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10
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