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Camellia sasangua - 'Setsugekka' (Chinese Rose)

Camellia sasangua - 'Setsugekka' (Chinese Rose)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Camellia sasangua - Cultivation Notes

This popular evergreen shrub requires a well drained fertile neutral or acidic soil, being happiest on acid sands with shelter from extreme sun or wind. Camellia is well suited to cool shady woodland planting and they are naturally compact and don’t like pruning. Mulch occasionally with compost or bark chip to keep roots cool and feed with magnesium sulphate if foliage starts yellowing.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Camellia sasangua:

  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing

Weaknesses of Camellia sasangua

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Camellia sasangua:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
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Common Missspellings: Camelia, Kamelia, Camilia, Camilea, Kamilea, Camelia

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