Winter flowering Camellia Sasanqua is perhaps less well known than its spring flowering relative Camellia Japonica. Nevertheless, Camellia Sasanquas, such as the lovely Camellia Sasanqua Cleopatra White are a garden treasure, bringing uplifting colour and fragrance to the garden from autumn right through to early spring – exactly when it’s most needed. Sasanquas have been cultivated in their native Japan since the 1300’s!
Graceful and airy winter flowering Camellias are slow growing, usually reaching a maximum height in the UK of circa 4 metres. Although smaller than Camellia Japonica flowers, Camellia Sasanqua flowers tend to be abundant and are known for their fragrance. Evergreen Sasanquas have beautiful dark green foliage and a more spreading growth than the dense-growing better known camellia varieties. Camellia Sasanquas lend themselves to light trimming, best done in mid-summer. Ideal as stand-alone ornamental shrubs, you could also consider Camellia Sasanqua if you are looking for an unusual winter flowering evergreen hedge.
Although Autumn’s changing leaves do provide a beautiful backdrop in the autumnal garden, a few ‘star’ shrubs carefully positioned can really steal the show. Some of the most stunning blooms in Autumn are the winter flowering camellias – beautiful delicate pinks and purples will really lift a shady corner. Camellias are evergreen with gorgeous glossy leaves and showy blooms. They prefer shelter with light shade and will thrive best in an ‘acid’ aka ericaceous soil, mulched with plenty of leaf mould. If you don’t have an acid soil in your garden, don’t despair these beauties will grow well in containers filled with ericaceous soil.
A good tip is to use rain water for watering these shrubs, especially if you live in a ‘hard’ water area.
Let’s take a look at some of the varieties of Sasanqua available. All our plants can be bought online. We deliver UK wide.
Camellia Sasanqua Yuletide
Just in time for the festive season – this glorious Camellia has the most beautifully celebratory flowers in the deepest crimson. We have two sizes available 3 Litres and 6 Litres pot size. These would make a lovely Christmas Gift:
Camellia Sasanqua Jennifer Susan
A gorgeous elegant pink flowering variety with undulating wavy petals in a pretty pale pink colour with golden sunny centres, the flowers are incredibly profuse on this new Australian variety.
Looks lovely in a border and can also create a stunning flowering hedge.
Camellia Sasanqua Sparkling Burgundy
Stunning Award winning Autumn/Winter flowering Camellia Sasanqua Sparkling Burgundy has almost double peony shaped flowers in deep pink with a glorious golden centre. We have two different sizes and shapes – a bushy shrub and a beautiful three quarter standard tree, these are trained with a clear stem.
View our entire Camellia Collection and do get in touch with our expert team if you’re not sure which Camellia would suit your garden, we’re on hand to advise you. Email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org