Best Planted In Zone: 7-9
Camellia sasanqua - Stephanie's GoldenScientific Name: Camellia sasanqua 'Stephanie Golden'
Best Planted In Zone: 7-9
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Stephanie Golden is a small to medium shrub with a dense, upright habit. The fragrant, medium-sized, semi-double blooms are hot-pink with numerous gold stamens. The evergreen foliage has glossy, elliptical, dark green leaves with toothed margins. They appear very early in the season, from fall to midwinter. It is cold sensitive, but hardier than common camellias, sasanquas work best in locations where temperatures don’t stay well below freezing for any length of time. Use them in hedges or mixed borders or as a featured specimen.They grow to a mature height of 20 to 25 feet. It also makes a good container plant. USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
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Select a site with well-drained soil that receives part shade to full sun. Dig a hole no deeper than the pot the plant came in but twice as wide. The base of the trunk should not be below the soil line. Remove the plant from the pot, and gently loosen the roots. Place it in the hole, adding soil to raise the height, if needed. Camellias love acid, well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter such as chopped leaves or peat. Keep roots cool with a 2-inch layer of mulch. Water regularly, especially during winter, when winds can be drying. Fertilize in spring and summer with a product formulated for camellias.
Camellias like rich, acid soil of about 6.5 with plenty of moisture. Since early morning sun may cause petals to become limp and brown, an ideal location would be west of a structure or barrier wall. They prefer partial shade, but they need more sun in colder climates. Prune in spring after flowering. Keep other plants a safe distance away and apply mulch to protect the camellia's shallow roots. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less water once established. Prune to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering. Pruning time: winter after flowering.