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Northern Lights Camellia Sasanqua - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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Northern Lights Camellia 
Camellia sasanqua 'Northern Lights'

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Camellia variety is not reliably 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

One of the faster growing varieties and a prolific fall bloomer, the 'Northern Lights' Camellia is an upright growers that produces very large flowers up to 4 inches across with a single row of white wavy petals "airbrushed" randomly with pinkish lavender around the edges. The flowers stand out beautifully against deep green foliage on upright plants 8 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. 




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide with an upright habit, the Northern Lights Camellia can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub it is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, or as a hedge or background plant in landscape borders and is especially nice as a corner plant or espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall) in home foundation plantings. As this camellia grows taller lower branches can be removed to form a small evergreen tree that serves well as an attractive and colorful focal point specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. A fine addition to camellia gardens, white theme gardens, Asian gardens, cottage gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors during winter by those who live and garden above USDA Zone 7a, where this camellia variety is not reliably winter hardy. Find Your Zone

Spacing:  5 to 6 feet apart for solid hedge; 12 feet or more apart 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.




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Camellias...


*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 Cold Hardiness Zones: 7a-10a  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Species:  Sasanqua (Fall blooming)
Height at Maturity:  8-10' depending on pruning
Width at Maturity:  6-8' depending on pruning
Spacing:  5-6' for solid hedges; 12'+ for space between plants
Flower Color:  White, Pink, Yellow stamens
Flower Size:  3-4"
Flowering Period:  Fall
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Attracts:  Visual Attention
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
Resistances:  Deer, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity
Intolerances:  Direct Afternoon Sun, Constantly Soggy Soil



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