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Camellia sasanqua 'Paradise Petite' is a compact hardy evergreen shrub with pink informal double flowers from autumn through to winter in profusion. It is a slow growing miniature variety with small glossy green leaves. It is particularly suited for low hedges, as it can be clipped to around a metre high. Also good for topiary and bonsai work, 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.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: autumn winter
Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: not specified
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, mites, aphids
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose or azalea and camellia fertiliser.