Camellia sasanqua ‘Pink-A-Boo’
If you have been looking for a perfect shrub for your garden, look no farther than the Camellia. These hardy, low maintenance, evergreen shrubs look wonderful on their own or when paired with a companion plant to help create strikingly beautiful combinations in the garden.
The several basic types of Camellias are: (1.) winter-blooming Camellia sasanqua, (2.) spring-blooming Camellia japonica, (3.) Camellia interspecific hardy hybrids, and (4.) Camellias for tea, Camellia sinensis (flowering now). All provide very attractive flowers that stand out in contrast to their thick, serrated, high gloss leaves.
Fall is the perfect time to plant Camellias. They prefer full to partial sun and should be watered in well for the first two years until established.
This week at the Nursery, we received many different varieties of Camellias, including several espaliered and hybrid species that feature a wide range of growth habits from dwarf to large and spreading.