This slow growing ornamental plant is often used in garden projects, thanks to its multiple versatility. In addition to its role as an ornamental shrub, the camellia, being a dense type of plant with a compact growing habit, can be a good choice if you are looking to create ornamental hedging. Thanks to an abundance of large stunning blooms in spring and its evergreen appearance, Camelliasare one of the best choice for mixed borders or patio & containers.
This particular variety, Camellia Japonica Sacco Nova is a large, upright, shrub with a nice compact form. In spring (usually March to April) it produces large pink double flowers.
Camellia Japonica Sacco Nova fancies moist, free draining, acidic soil and will thrive in a semi shady or shady spot. It can grow up to 6 metres in height with a 2.5 metre spread. Trimming once a year, just after flowering period will keep this Camellia in the shape you desire. Specimens in containers should be nourished at least once a year with an ericaceous slow release fertilizer and kept moist during hot summer days.