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Camellia - Dwarf Sasanqua types

Family: Theaceae
Plant type: Small evergreen shrubs.
Planting time: Any time.
Size: see variety details below
Planting depth & spacing: Planting too deep can be fatal so only plant to
the same depth as in the pot leaving one plant's width between each plant.
If hedging you may like to plant more closely because these plants are
relatively slow growing.
Preferred aspect: Sun or full shade. If planting in full sun apply a thick
mulch to keep their roots cool & moist. In full shade the shape tends to be
more open.
Preferred soil type: Camellias need well drained soil since water logging
can kill them. These plants also benefit from the addition of well
composted manure or peat worked into the soil (but not lots of mushroom
compost.)
Watering: Keep well watered for best effect, especially in the first
several weeks following. A heavy mulch will help keep the soil moist & cool.
Fertilising: Feed your Camellias lightly in Spring or Summer. If using
manures ensure they're well composted.
Flowering time: Autumn - Winter
Pruning required: The first vigorous growth looks scraggy but don't trim it
since the next spurt will fill it in.
You can prune at any time of the year but if you want flowers prune after
flowering (late Winter) since flowers are formed on Spring growth.
Climatic tolerances: Cool to temperate and some tropical areas.
Frost tolerance: In medium to heavy frosts, the foliage can look ill but
the plant will look good again as soon as the weather warms. Temperatures
consistently below -50C can kill the plant.
Variety Details:
Paradise Little Liane (PBR)
* 1m tall x 80cm wide
Paradise Sylvia (PBR)
* 80cm tall x 60cm wide
Paradise Baby Jane (PBR)
* 50cm tall x 40cm wide

PBR AUSTRALIA - Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale,
conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagation material of this
variety is an infringement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act, 1994


Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:32 AM
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