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Camellia sasanqua 'Paradise Beverly' (Camellia, Sasanqua camellia)

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Plant description

camellia sasanqua camellia paradise beverly

Camellia sasanqua 'Paradise Beverly' is a compact hardy evergreen shrub with mid pink informal double flowers through autumn. It is a dense, bushy growing miniature variety with glossy green leaves. It is particularly suited for low hedges, tub growing or as a tidy specimen plant. 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
Flowering season: winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.3 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: not specified
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is 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

Petal botrytis

Pests

Scale, mites, aphids

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

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

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