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Kanjiro Camellia

Camellia sasanqua "Kanjiro"

General description

A truly stunning cerise pink semi-double bloom edged in red with golden stamens and a slight fragrance. Truly outstanding cut flower. Dense semi-weeping habit and glossy, dark green foliage produces an exceptional evergreen for foundation planting and backgrounds. Mid season bloomer. Evergreen.

Plant requirements

Cold hardiness zones: 7 - 10
Light needs: Filtered sun

Maintenance

Water Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Pruning time: winter after flowering.

Practical use

Landscape uses: Border, Container, Espalier, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden

This brilliant, cherry pink camellia deserves a place in high profile foundation plantings or as a backdrop to outdoor living spaces in the backyard. A must for Asian or woodland garden settings under large, old shade trees with filtered canopies. Dress up a wall or garage as a shrub or train the dense, spreading habit of this Camellia as an espalier for a formal look.

Properties

Variety of
camellia (camellia)
Height
190 - 300 cm
Color
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Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Partial shade
PH
Acid
Moisture
Well-drained