William Lanier Hunt Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'William Lanier Hunt'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 10 to 20 ft. tall, 5 to 12 ft. wide.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Winter Daphne (Daphne); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Woodwardia); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11