Camellia sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’
This elegant fall blooming camellia has large pristine white semi-double flowers with golden centers of bright stamens. The flowers are borne a few at a time from early autumn to the end of December. The glossy, dark evergreen foliage covers lax flowing branches that are easy to train as an espalier or on to a trellis. The flowers have an exquisite and unusual fragrance with earthy undertones.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: variegated, gold, blue
Great Color Partners: dark green, white, silver
Culture NotesThis autumn flowering camellia will grow best in light and open shade or in full sun out of hot, reflected heat. If planted in too much shade, flowering is greatly reduced. Camellias prefer a rich well-drained soil with regular watering during dry weather, especially in late summer to ensure a strong flower bud set for the winter bloom. A sheltered location near the house will help protect open flowers from early frosts.
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Plant Type: upright shrub
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 10
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun - but avoid hot afternoon sun! - or light to open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering