Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they 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 Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.
Camellia sasanqua 'Chansonette'
Being from the sasanqua family that bloom during the fall months of October to January, the Chansonette Camellia offers much to be declared. Unlike most camellias that grow tall and wide, this award winning camellia only reaches a mature height of around 3 ft while spreading around 8 ft in width! In combination with its plethora of medium sized magenta-pink blooms and fast growing bushy habit, Chansonette Camellia becomes the perfect no maintenance ground cover on a shady hill.
Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting Camellia as they prefer less watering than you might think. In clay soil we prefer planting with pine bark soil conditioner for Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, Azalea.