The Camellia, Camellia sasanqua, is a landscape shrub, bush, or tree that can grow 20 feet tall. Very few perennial evergreen shrubs display the beautiful form and the massing flowering habit of the Camellia!
The Camellia has the flower colors of pink, red, white, purple, and peppermint. It can begin blooming as early as December and continues into March and April on some varieties, depending on weather warm-ups during the winter.
The leaves are a leathery, rich dark green and 2 inches long. Full sun will burn the leaves of a Camellia shrub except for its interior leaves, so Camellia shrubs and trees prefer light or heavy shade for growing. Pine trees or flowering magnolia trees are the perfect companion plants for the Camellia shrub.
Stunning in a mixed border, this plant provides color in fall and winter when other plants have faded. It can survive periods of neglect and are pest resistant.
This spectacular plant should not be overlooked and deserves a place in every garden!
* Dark rich leaves
* Outstanding blooms
* Pest resistant
|Mature Height||6 to 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 to 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun to Partial Shade|