October Magic® Carpet™ Camellia
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October Magic® Carpet™ Camellia

October Magic® Carpet™ Camellia

$66
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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 ‘Green 01-006’ PP27597

 

When you search up the smallest or shortest camellia, the Shishi Gashira (which we also offer) is your first option, growing up to be 5 ft tall--but that is now a misnomer with this new sasanqua, read: fall blooming, camellia. With the Carpet coming in at 3 ft tall, this camellia is officially the shortest we offer. With the unassuming name of Carpet, these make for great groundcover and when you want a smaller camellia for your yard. The pink double blooms are sure to wow, with the ruffles of the petals being a stand out feature compared to other camellias. This evergreen likes to stay in zones 7 through 9.

 

Teas/tisanes can be made from all camellias, for varied flavored results depending on the variety and processing methods used--some cultivars have caffeine, while some do not. There are resources available online for the hobbyist and production-minded tea makers alike. Research, experiment, process and use at your own risk.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 3'
Mature Width: 5'
Flower Season: Fall and Winter
Sun: Full sun to full shade
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
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

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.