How to plant and grow Camellia Sasanqua
GREAT FOR FULL SUN OR PART SHADE HEDGES OR ESPALIERED
This delightful species, the most versatile of all camellias, has greatly increased in popularity over the past few years. Advanced trees are literally covered with dainty blooms, which are made more conspicuous by the diminutive and usually dark green leaves. They flower when there is little else in the garden through Autumn and into Winter.
With their graceful growth habit and gentle foliage they are most pleasing at all times, as specimens trees or when planted as an informal hedge. They are exceptionally sun hardy and mainly of upright growth, quicker than that of Camellia Japonica. Some are more compact in growth and charming when trained, espalier fashion, flat against a wall or fence.
The blooms are almond or musk scented, most varieties being single with gold-tipped stamens - they are individually short lived, but quickly and profusely replaced, falling petals carpeting the ground. Pick when half open for decorating.
SOIL CONDITIONS FOR CAMELLIA SASANQUA
Camellias are adaptable to most soil conditions with the addition of using either ANL COW AND COMPOST
, GREENLIFE MULCH AND COMPOST
or PREMIUM GARDEN MIX
to improve nutrient and moisture content.
FERTILISING CAMELLIA SASANQUA
Fertilise with formulated THRIVE
, KAHOONA, OSMOCOTE, DYNAMIC LIFTER
, MANUTEC CAMELLIA/AZALEA FOODS, BLOOD ‘N’ BONE
or GARDEN GOLD
to encourage sustained healthy growth and flowers. Maintain fortnightly solutions of SEASOL
, HARVEST or MAXICROP for the encouragement of a healthy root system.
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CAMELLIA SASANQUA CULTIVARS
Contact your nearest Sherringhams Nursery in Terrey Hills
, North Ryde
or Seven Hills
to order your favourite variety of Camelia Sasanqua.
CHANSONETTE (Species Hiemalis)
FORMAL DOUBLE which full -blows to show small stamens. Deep lavender pink. Wandering growth, ideal for espalier. Blooms last longer than most. MID-MARCH TO END JUNE.
Large FORMAL DOUBLE which full-blows on third or fourth day to show stamens. Pearly White, Medium/Strong upright growth with pendulous laterals. Suitable for specimen, hedge or espalier. MID MARCH TO END OF JULY.
Large SINGLE to SEMI - DOUBLE. Soft pink with silvery overtones, strong upright growth, excellent for hedge or specimen. MID-MARCH TO EARLY JUNE.
HIRYU ( Kanjiro, species hiemalis)
SINGLE to SEMI - DOUBLE, Bright to deep rosy red, bushy and upright, excellent for hedge or specimen. MID - MARCH TO EARLY JUNE.
SEMI - DOUBLE Delightful shell pink, slow upright growth, suitable espalier, flowers seen at best in partial shade. MID - MARCH TO MID JUNE.
SEMI - DOUBLE clear pink with loose petaloids among central stamens, vigorous upright growth, excellent as specimen or for hedge. MID - MARCH TO MID JUNE.
Medium size irregular SEMI- DOUBLE, buds are pale pink and open pure white. Close compact growth, ideal for a tub. LATE MARCH to MID-JUNE.
SEMI - DOUBLE with loose cushion of matching petaloids above central stamens, bright rose pink with silvery sheen, blooms last longer than most. Medium upright growth, suitable for specimen or espalier. MID-MARCH to MID JUNE.
SEMI - DOUBLE (8cm). Mid pink. Prostrate growing habit. Ideal for groundcover or rockeries. MID-MARCH to LATE JUNE.
Large saucer -shaped SINGLE. Soft pink. Strong upright growth with pendulous laterals. Excellent for hedge or espalier. “Camellia Grove” seedling. MID-MARCH to END JUNE.
Medium size SEMI-DOUBLE flowers similar to LITTLE PEARL but growth more vigorous. Buds are pink and open pure white. Strong upright growth with pendulous laterals. Suitable for hedge, specimen or espalier. MID-MARCH to END JUNE
SETSUGEKKA (‘Elegant Friends’)
Large and beautiful SINGLE with petals waved and fluted. White. Strong upright growth. Good for hedge or specimen. MID-MARCH to MID-JUNE.
SHISHI GASHIRA (‘Lions Head’)
SEMI-DOUBLE. Bright rose. Compact yet sprawling grower easily trained to bushy shrub, for low hedge, or to sprawl down over rock or wall, espalier. MID-MARCH to MID-JULY.
SHISHI GASHIRA PINK
Sport of ‘Shishi Gashira’, this SEMI-DOUBLE has similar growth habit to the parent but blooms are a lighter pink and smaller in size. MID-MARCH to MID-JULY.
Medium size PEONY form (6cm). White. Slow to medium upright growth. Ideal for tubs and low hedges. MID-MARCH to LATE JUNE.
SNOWCLOUD (Sports of Jennifer Susan)
Medium size SEMI-DOUBLE white with a touch of pink on some petal edges. Vigorous upright growth. Excellent as specimen or for hedge. MID-MARCH to MID-JUNE.
STAR ABOVE STAR (species vernalis)
Large SEMI-DOUBLE. White shading to lavender pink at edges. Listed among C. sasanqua for its foliage and growth habit but superior in every way. Flowers do not shatter easily. Upright habit and strong foliage, excellent for hedge or specimen. MID-APRIL to SEPTEMBER.
Large SINGLE. White, edged bright pink. Strong, upright, columnar growth. Good for hedge or specimen. MID-MARCH to MID-JULY.
Small SINGLE. Glowing ember red with prominent yellow stamens. Slow, dense, compact, upright growth ideal for tub or formal specimen. MID-MARCH to MID-JULY.