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PlantFiles: 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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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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


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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive photosynthesis 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.


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

Tampa, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Waxhaw, North Carolina

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