Low growing Camellia - Knowledgebase Question

La Jolla, Ca
Avatar for kurt8
Question by kurt8
October 19, 2005
I'm looking for a low-growing Camellia with red flowers and evergreen. So far I have found the 'Bonanza', is this the best choice? I'd like to use it as a foreground/midground shrub in a shade/part shade courtyard. Any suggestions? Thanks, Kurt.

Answer from NGA
October 19, 2005
`Bonanza' (C. ?hiemalis)(zone 7) - This has some of the deepest pink-red flowers of any of the Sasanquas. All Sasanquas have pink overtones due to the chemistry of the pigments in their flowers. The flowers are semi-double and medium sized and the plant has a somewhat spreading habit. Or, you might consider Winter's Rose' (C. oleifera ? C. ?hiemalis `Otome')(-15?F) - `Winter's Rose' is a dwarf Camellia with pale pink rather than deep pink flowers. Ten year old plants will probably be 3 feet across and only 3 feet tall. Pale pink semi-double flowers are produced in profusion in early fall. One final suggestion is `Slim 'n Trim' (C. sasanqua)(zone 7) - I would call this introduction a dwarf with tiny leaves and tight upright growth. The flowers are deep rose pink and single. A useful plant for confined spaces since this appears to stay columnar and very dense.

Best wishes with your landscape!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Blue Fall Aster"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.