Plant Catalog - CAMELLIA SASANQUA SHOWA-NO-SAKAE
CAMELLIA SASANQUA SHOWA-NO-SAKAE
Camellia sasanqua 'Showa-no-Sakae'
A graceful evergreen shrub with a vigorous, arching growth habit. Flowers are midsize and semi-double. Petals are soft, creamy pink with ruffled edges. Stamens are golden yellow. Blooms from fall to winter in California. Foliage is dark green. Leaves are smaller than C. japonica. Sasanqua camellias are more tolerant of sun than japonicas. Needs acidic soil, pH 5.1 - 6.0.
USDA zones: 7 - 9
Sunset zones: 4 - 9, 12, 14 - 24
Mature size: 4 - 5 feet high and 6 - 8 feet wide
Light needs: filtered shade
Water needs: moderate to regular water