William Lanier Hunt Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'William Lanier Hunt'
|Description||A profusion of very showy, small- to medium-sized, deep rose-red, loose peony-like blooms in mid-fall. A vigorous growth habit with a rounded, upright form, and new burgundy foliage that ages to a lush, glossy green. This versatile shrub works well as a natural hedge, screen, border planting, or specimen plant. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 10 to 20 ft. tall, 5 to 12 ft. wide.|
|Care||Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Tolerates more sun in cool summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during 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.|
|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: 7-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.