October Magic® Orchid™ Camellia
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October Magic® Orchid™ Camellia

October Magic® Orchid™ Camellia

$63
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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 94-035' PP20465

 

The smaller semi-double white to pink blooms give this camellia it’s orchid name, due to the orchid-pink colored highlights on this profuse bloomer. A bit of magic in October, the fall blooming time is characteristic of the sasanqua camellias when everything else is already done with their flowers. Best in full sun to part shade, when left to its own devices a compact conical shape is assumed. This is a relatively narrowly growing camellia, and is a rich dark green evergreen.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 5'
Mature Width: 3'
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.