Camellia sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’

autumn camellia

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Outstanding Qualities

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.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: upright shrub

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

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

Seasonal Interest: autumn flowers

Wildlife Associations: bees

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: variegated, gold, blue

Great Color Partners: dark green, white, silver

Culture Notes
This 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.