William Lanier Hunt Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'William Lanier Hunt'

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.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh
LoreSometimes 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 MaturitySlowly reaches 10 to 20 ft. tall, 5 to 12 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeFall
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsWinter 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

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