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Leslie Ann Camellia Sasanqua
'Leslie Ann' is one of the finest landscape Camellias to ever come out of America. More details below!!

Leslie Ann Camellia Sasanqua

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Leslie Ann Camellia Sasanqua
Camellia sasanqua 'Leslie Ann'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone >

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Camellia is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

'Leslie Ann' is one of the finest landscape Camellias to ever come out of America. This stunning variety received the Ralph Peer Sasanqua Award in 1961. The blooms open initially as a formal double. Usually within a day, the flowers continue to open up into a semi-double form. The most striking feature of the white flowers is the unique lavender pink border around each petal. Spectaular!

Landscape & Garden Uses

A midsize Camellia with an upright habit of growth to about 7-8 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide (depending on pruning), Leslie Ann can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub, it is ideal for use as a hedge or background plant, in groupings, and is especially nice as espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall.) When "limbed up" to form a small tree it serves well as an attractive and colorful specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. Great for cottage gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors overwinter for those who live above USDA Zone 7a, where not winter hardy. Find Your Zone >

Spacing:  3-4' for solid hedge; 7'+ for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Camellia adapt well to various soil types however prefer a moist but well-drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. Constantly soggy soil is a slow killer. In general, Camellia grows and blooms better in partial shade with some shelter from the hot afternoon sun. Morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sunlight is perfect. All-day filtered sun is fine.

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*Espalier (pronounced: ih-spal-yay) ...an ornamental shrub or tree that has been trained to grow flat against a wall, fence, or other vertical, flat surface.

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Species:  Sasanqua (Fall, Mid Winter bloom)
Height at Maturity:  7-8' depending on pruning
Width at Maturity:  4-5' depending on pruning
Spacing:  3-4' for solid hedges; 7'+ for space between plants
Flower Color:  White w/Lavender-Pink border
Flower Size:  Large, 4 to 7 inches across!
Flowering Period:  Fall thru Early Winter
Flower Type:  Fully Double to Semi-Double
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade or Filtered Sun, All Day Filtered Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity
Intolerances:  Direct Afternoon Sun, Constantly Soggy Soil

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