Autumn Rocket Camellia

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Slim, elegant Autumn Rocket Camellia (Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Rocket') grows skyward quickly and dazzles with crisp white, semi-double blooms in fall. It fits beautifully in tight spaces...and blooms at a time of year when little else is flowering.

Starting as showy pink buds, the semi-double Anemone-like petals open gleaming white that glows in both filtered sun and moonlight. The effect is amplified with golden-yellow anthers held high on etheric white anthers surrounded by a center pomp of petaloids.

Planting and Application:

Erect fastigiate branches are held strongly upright and are cloaked in glossy, dark green evergreen foliage. Skinny, broad-leaved evergreen Autumn Rocket makes an amazing vertical accent that delivers year-round color!

  • Plant a hedge in a side yard to absorb sound and screen unsightly views. Space them three feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
  • Keep Autumn Rocket Camellia in large containers to create a chic feature on your patio. Or flank a pair as sentries on either side of your front door for a designer-look.
  • Camellia is an excellent choice for an Asian Garden. Plant several in a curving line to grace the strong presence of a few large boulders or an outdoor fountain; and you'll give yourself plenty to contemplate after a busy day.
  • Have some fun with your landscape design! Plant several of them in a geometric pattern with at least five feet between the plants...and let the kids play hide and seek for a life-long memory.
  • If you are looking for a housewarming present, Autumn Rocket is a thoughtful choice. It's so versatile and requires little care once it's established.

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

Autumn Rocket Camellia loves morning sun and afternoon shade. It will do very well in filtered sunlight all day, where it can soak up at least four hours of sunlight.

  • Dig a hole twice as wide, and a little less than the depth of the pot in well-drained soil. Add the life-long support of symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster formula to the planting hole and tap the well-hydrated plant out of it's pot.
  • Firm up the backfill dirt around your plant, then apply a three-inch layer of pine bark mulch over the top of the root system. Pull it away from directly touching the stems.
  • Saturate the ground around your plant in order to eliminate air pockets. Give supplemental water the first season and during long periods of dry weather.
  • Prune in early spring to shape and to remove any damaged branches. Fertilize with a flowering Acid Lovers formula in early spring, following label instructions for application rates.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Autumn Rocket Camellia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-9
Growing Zones 8-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Rocket'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes