Falling Star Camellia

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10004448

Exquisite, pink-edged single blooms of Falling Star Camellia (Camellia sasanqua 'Falling Star') are welcome bright spots in the late fall and early winter landscape. Their ruffled charm is especially striking against the dark green, broad-leaved evergreen foliage.

A wonderful size for modern lots, Falling Star grows taller than wide with a densely-held branch structure. Growing at a satisfyingly rapid rate, vigorous Falling Star won't take long to give you a lovely garden screen.

Planting and Application:

Camellia Falling Star is a fine-textured shrub with plenty of petite blooms and small leaves that are subtly toothed along the margins. It can be styled in formal, Asian or Cottage settings with equal success.

  • Use one as a feature plant, or mass several of them as a backdrop. For a solid hedge, place them five feet apart from the center of one to the center of the next.
  • Set the stage with Falling Star behind a sculpture, fountain or high-end container garden. You'll be so pleased how easy it is to achieve a designer look with this elegant choice.
  • This lovely, full-bodied shrub makes a perfect compliment to a water feature. Hide the approach to a pond from a narrow garden path to boost the drama in the moment of entrance.
  • Make showy Falling Star Camellia a key component of a Terrace Garden, as it can be kept in containers for many years. Keep them on wheeled caddies and they'll become modular living walls to shift as needed depending on the size of your crowd.
  • Anchor your foundation planting with sophisticated Falling Star Camellia planted at the corner of your home. Use one, or pair a trio together to match the scale on larger properties.

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

Camellias do well in morning sun and afternoon shade with at least four hours of sunlight daily. They need well-drained soil, use a raised bed if your soil stays soggy after rain.

  • Use symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster formula in a planting hole dug twice as wide and almost as deep as the pot. Tap the well-watered plant out of the pot and firm soil around it; then pull pine bark mulch over the top of the root system, avoiding the stems.
  • Water thoroughly after your plant to eliminate air pockets. Keep your Camellias happy and healthy with a consistent schedule of supplemental water during dry weather.
  • Prune in early spring to shape and to remove any damaged branches. Fertilize with a flowering Acid Lovers formula in early spring and enjoy this impeccable landscape asset.

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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Falling Star Camellia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Camellia sasanqua 'Falling Star'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No