Sasanqua Camellia, Autumn Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'Bonanza'

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

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Gainesville, Florida

Abita Springs, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 6, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

Short, slow growing Camellia cultivar, Bonanza is often used even as a ground cover, so short it can be (reaching around 1.5 meter tall at most). It is also spreading, demanding a lot of room for such a small plant (12 ft. across). It has a shiny, dark and leathery foliage. The flowers are medium sized, semi double, and red. There are red petaloids in the center mixed with the stamens.

It is hardy and will not tolerate high temperatures. It goes well both in light shade and full sun, with regular watering - I read that it is drought tolerant too.