The Q&A Archives: Camellia Varieties

Question: is there a variety of more shade tollerant camelias

Answer: Sasanqua camellia tends to be smaller and more refined than C. japonica, but both thrive in rich, moist soil. Sasanqua has smaller leaves and flowers, and tolerates more sunshine than japonica. All things being equal, your choice can be based upon appearance as both will adapt to your growing region. Camellias bloom early (October-January), midseason (January-March), or late (March-May). Some produce single blooms and others produce double blooms. Color choices vary, as well. Best wishes with your garden!

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