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Camellia sasanqua 'Paradise Caroline' (Camellia)

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Plant description

camellia sasanqua camellia paradise caroline

Camellia sasanqua 'Paradise Caroline' is a hardy evergreen shrub with large, showy deep rose pink informal double flowers. It is a bushy and vigorous upright 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.

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: autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 4 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, insects, bees.

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

Pests

Scale, aphids, mites

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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