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October Magic Inspiration Camellia - 2 Gallon Pot
October Magic Inspiration is one of our favorites in the October Magic Series. In fall, it produces an abundance of gorgeous, large white flowers some of which have a distinct, narrow, magenta-pink margins on ruffled petals. Prominent, golden stamens enhance the appeal of the flowers. Get all the details below!

October Magic Inspiration Camellia - 2 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 2 GALLON POT

October Magic Inspiration Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'Green 97-039' 'Pp20566'

USDA Plant 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

October Magic Inspiration is one of our favorites in the October Magic Series. In fall, it produces an abundance of gorgeous, large white flowers some of which have a distinct, narrow, magenta-pink margins on ruffled petals. Prominent, golden stamens enhance the appeal of the flowers. The evergreen leaves are deep green through the year however new foliage in spring is maroon.




Landscape & Garden Uses

A smaller growing Camellia with an upright habit of growth to about 5 to 8 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide (depending on pruning), October Magic Inspiration 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,  or as a specimen 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 highly attractive small evergreen tree that serves well as a focal point specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. A fine addition to camellia gardens, cottage gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors during winter by those who live above USDA Zone 7a, where this camellia variety is not reliably winter hardy. Find Your Zone

Suggested Spacing:  3.5 feet apart for solid hedge; 8 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 below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for 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 Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-9b  Find Your Zone 
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Species:  Sasanqua (Fall, Mid Winter bloomer)
Height at Maturity:  5-8' 
Width at Maturity:  3-5'
Spacing:  3.5' for solid hedges; 8'+ for space between plants
Flower Color:  White with Magenta Edges
Flower Size:  3"
Flowering Period:  Fall to Mid Winter
Flower Type:  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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