Autumn Moon Camellia
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Autumn Moon Camellia

Autumn Moon Camellia

$61
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  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Camellia sasanqua 'Autumn Moon'

 

This early fall-blooming camellia was probably named after the full moons of harvest time--the formal double exquisitely intricate white blooms practically glow in the moonlight. Bloom time is approximately October through November, usually as many summer gardens have been snapped by first frost and nature is entering a winter rest.  'Autumn Moon' is a vigorous, upright grower, almost columnar, suitable as a vertical accent, or to fill a large void between windows of a home.  Or consider espalier it on a wall that receives dappled sun.  Some specimens have reached 13 feet tall, so give this one room to avoid pruning hassle later.  

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 6'
Mature Width: 4'
Flower Season: Fall
Sun: Full sun to full shade
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 10
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
9
-6.7 to -1.1
30 to 40
10
-1.1 to 4.4

Remember that all fall blooming or Camellia sasanqua can grow in either sun or shade while the spring blooming Camellia japonica needs at least afternoon shade.

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea as they all prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting these varities.