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Camellia sasanqua Paradise Pearl

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Camellia sasanqua Paradise Pearl TBA

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Dense, Upright

Description:
Camellia sasanquas are popular evergreen shrubs or small trees with small, glossy green foliage and showy flowers. Sasanquas can tolerate more direct sunlight than Camellia japonica. These are long lived, tough and widely used for hedging, as feature plants and for topiary and espalier. Paradise Pearl has an upright growth habit and an abundance of flowers in autumn and winter. Flowers start as pink buds that open into large, semi double white flowers.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Topiary / Espalier, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Bud Drop, Rust, Scale, Sooty Mould, Thrips, Yellow Leaves

Cultural Notes: Hardy plant with little maintenance required once established if it's basic needs are met. Plant in full sun or part shade. Prefers slightly acidic, humus rich, well drained soils. Feed with a Azalea and Camellia specific fertiliser in spring and mulch well. Prune after flowering. Information and images courtesy of Paradise Plants.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Theaceae Africa

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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