Sasanqua Camellia, Autumn Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'Star Above Star'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: sasanqua (suh-SAN-kwuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Star Above Star
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tampa, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Waxhaw, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 10, 2007, photosynthesis from Tampa, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I planted this selection in my yard back in early February... it had one flower left on it, which was sweetly scented.
I used rich soil and plenty of leaf mulch, and I water it perhaps twice a week (it has been dry here lately). It gets about 5 hours of sun during the day, with morning shade.
I plan to train it up into a small tree, although it's just a little shrub now.
In general, this is an attractive and tough plant.