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PlantFiles: Sasanqua Camellia, Autumn Camellia
Camellia sasanqua

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

Synonym:Thea sasanqua

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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:
Light Shade

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Nov 18, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

These lovely shrubs are completely hardy in our area, but we must protect them from our hot, humid summers by providing shade from the hot sun. I believe this to be their southern limit. The leaves will even sunburn, as we found out after losing so many trees to hurricanes. They are lovely evergreen shrubs that give us fall flowers.

Regional...

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

Moody, Alabama
Wetumpka, Alabama
Newark, Arkansas
Pasadena, California
Bartow, Florida
Deltona, Florida
Maitland, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Pensacola, Florida (2 reports)
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Jonesboro, Georgia
Echo, Louisiana
Independence, Louisiana
Lafayette, Louisiana
Brooklyn, New York
Washington, North Carolina
Scappoose, Oregon
King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
Johns Island, South Carolina
Powell, Tennessee
Dallas, Texas
Newport News, Virginia
Suffolk, Virginia



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