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October Magic Bride Camellia (Sasanqua)

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$36.98
  • Produces small white double flowers with dark green foliage
  • Matures to 3-4' wide by 4-5' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 9
  • Plant in full sun to partial shade
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Description

While other plants are just beginning to lose their leaves, the October Magic® Bride™ Camellia from the Southern Living Plant Collection is hitting her stride as she brings in magnificently beautiful autumn and winter color. The Bride blooms petite double flowers that are as purely white as the name suggests and that contrast stunningly with its dark green leaves. This evergreen has a dense upright, column-like growth habit which makes for easy maintenance and a uniform look. Camellias perform best in well-drained, slightly acidic soil, and be sure to apply a slow-release balanced fertilizer in early spring for optimal plant health.

Tips for Camellia Planting Success

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

How to Space Your October Magic Bride Camellia

Plant your October Magic Bride Camellia 3 feet apart for a seamless planting. Alternatively, space them 6+ feet for gaps between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Camellia sasanqua 'Green 99-006' PP20539
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Flowering
  • Feature Color
    Green, White
  • Uses
    Container, Hedge
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Fall

Growing Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10

Southern Living Plants

A collection of shrubs, trees, and perennials selected by plant experts to thrive in the heat of the South. Find traditional varieties like camellias mixed with new landscape favorites like agapanthus. These varieties have been bread to tackle landscape challenges specific to the region.

White camellia bloom with yellow center
Southern Living Plant Collection

October Magic Bride Camellia (Sasanqua)

From $19.98

While other plants are just beginning to lose their leaves, the October Magic® Bride™ Camellia from the Southern Living Plant Collection is hitting her stride as she brings in magnificently beautiful autumn and winter color. The Bride blooms petite double flowers that are as purely white as the name suggests and that contrast stunningly with its dark green leaves. This evergreen has a dense upright, column-like growth habit which makes for easy maintenance and a uniform look. Camellias perform best in well-drained, slightly acidic soil, and be sure to apply a slow-release balanced fertilizer in early spring for optimal plant health.

Tips for Camellia Planting Success

Pot size

  • 2 Gallon
  • 2.5 Quart
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