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Camellia sasanqua 'Paradise Baby Jane' (Camellia, Sasanqua camellia)

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Plant description

camellia hybrid camellia paradise babyjane

Camellia sasanqua 'Paradise Baby Jane' is a compact hardy evergreen shrub with small white flowers edged with pink, and with crepey petals. The flowers are semi double with bright yellow stamens. It is a slow growing miniature variety with small glossy green leaves. It is particularly suited for bonsai work, as well as very low hedges, or as a specimen plant. It can be grown in a large container. It can be kept to a lower height with regular pruning.

Sasanqua camellias can be grown in a sunny spot as well as being well suited to partial shade. They like a slightly acid, moist soil. Water regularly until established. They will handle periods of drought once established. They can be left to grow naturally, or clipped to shape. Fertilise in spring with a camellia and azalea fertilser or general purpose fertiliser. A good layer of mulch around the plant will help to keep the root zone cool, deter weed growth, and conserve soil moisture. They have few pests or disease problems.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink and white
Flowering season: autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, bees, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Diseases

Botrytis

Pests

Scale, aphids, mites

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose or camellia and azalea fertiliser.

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