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Camellia sasanqua 'Paradise Belinda' is a hardy evergreen shrub with large, showy pink semi-double flowers with bright yellow stamens over a long flowering period, from autumn through to winter.It is a dense, compact and vigorous plant with glossy green foliage to around 4 metres high, and is an excellent hedging variety. It is also good for espalier work, as a screen plant or as a specimen plant. It can be grown in a large container. It can be kept to a lower height with regular pruning. The foliage is good for cut flower work.
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.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: autumn winter
Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, bees, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Scale, aphids, mites
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.