This lovely evergreen brings an extra punch of color to southern gardens in the autumn, with beautiful deep pink flowers standing out from the typical reds, oranges and yellows of the season. While it doesn’t grow in many parts of the U.S., it is cherished by gardeners and landscapers living in Hardiness Zones 7–9.
- Produces deep pink blooms measuring 2″–3″ in the fall
- Is an evergreen shrub
- Features glossy, dark green leaves
- Makes a good hedge, screen, or ornamental shrub
- Will be delivered at a height of 6″–1′
Your Shrub’s Personality
- The Sasanqua Camellia grows in zones 7-9
- Mature Height: 6’–10′
- Mature Spread: 6’–10′
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Shape: Oval
- Sun Preference: Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Soil Preference: Acidic, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well-drained
- Wildlife Value: Squirrels and birds eat camellia seeds. Deer browse both young and mature camellias, but rabbits concentrate their nibbling on the young, tender plants.
The Sasanqua camellia was introduced in 1811.