Big bright rosy-red blooms cover this 3m evergreen shrub in autumn-winter. In full bloom it really is dazzling. Fantastic for screens, hedges, even large tub plantings in a sheltered spot and lime-free soil.
APPEARANCE : Large double rosy-red flower with golden centre; neat small dark leaves. Sasanqua Camellias have smaller leaves and more dense foliage than the Japonica varieties. They are more sun tolerant, better in warmer climates, and earlier flowering. Evergreen fast growing shrubs to 3m with beautiful displays of flowers in autumn and early winter. USES: Ideal for screens, flowering hedges, espaliers and large pots. PLANTING: Sunny or partly shaded position with morning or afternoon sun. Shelter from strong winds and exposed sites. Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter. A potting mix rich with peat moss or humus is ideal added at the time of planting. CARE: Mulch and water well, prune after flowering and fertilise in Spring. Plant in a soil which is medium to acidic. Avoid lime. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 3m H x 2m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see a flowering example in the image gallery