Users' questions

Can sasanqua camellia grow in shade?

Can sasanqua camellia grow in shade?

A part shade lover, Camellia sasanqua is best grown in consistently moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained soils. Older camellia plants can thrive in full sun when they are mature enough to have their roots shaded by a dense canopy of leaves.

Do sasanqua camellias need full sun?

Also, consider how much sunlight you have available: Japanese camellias do best with a bit of morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sun all day, while sasanqua camellias prefer full sun. Most camellias will survive the winter in zones 7 to 10 (plus there are some new varieties that will also survive in zone 6).

Are Camellia sasanqua slow growing?

As a general rule most camellia species will prefer a semi-shade position rather than full sun, the exception however are sasanquas which are quite sun hardy. Camellias are considered relatively slow growing, as a result all species will be quite happy in a pot or tub.

How far apart do you plant Camellia sasanqua?

Sasanqua camellias prefer a slightly acid, humus rich soil with good drainage. They will grow in either full sun or partial shade. Fertilise in spring with camellia and azalea food, and mulch with compost or milled cow manure. When putting in a hedge of sasanqua camellias, space plants about 1 metre (3′) apart.

How do you shape a Camellia sasanqua?

To do this, trim it back to a single leader and remove any side branches as they appear. When it reaches the desired height, prune or shape the top into a ball. Low growing varieties of Camellia sasanqua are perfect for formal hedges. Simply trim them to whatever shape you desire as the flowering period ends.

Are Camellia sasanqua fast growing?

Camellia Species The Sasanqua camellia is faster growing, with an eventual height of 6 to 10 feet and spread of 5 to 7 feet. Japanese varieties grow a bit slower, usually to a height and spread of 6 to 10 feet.