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October Magic Rose Camellia (Sasanqua)

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$19.98
  • Salmon colored flowers that are set upon glossy olive green leaves
  • Matures to 3-4' wide by 6-8' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 9
  • Plant in full sun to partial shade
Pot size

Description

The October Magic® Rose™ Camellia from the Southern Living Plant Collection creates an explosion of color during the fall and winter seasons. Small salmon-rose double flowers appear in clusters as other plants are just beginning to lose their leaves. The dark emerald green leaves provide an eye-catching, glossy background that contrasts elegantly with the rich magenta blooms. This evergreen has a dense, uniform habit that makes maintaining the October Magic Rose effortless. Camellias thrive in slightly acidic soil, and applying a slow-release granular fertilizer yearly will keep this plant vigorous and productive.

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

Spacing Your October Magic Rose Camellia

Space Your October Magic Rose Camellia 2-3 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them 4+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.

  • Scientific Name
    Camellia sasanqua 'Green 98-009' PP20506
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Flowering
  • Feature Color
    Green, Red
  • Uses
    Accent, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Fall

Growing Zones : 7, 8, and 9

Map of USDA Zones 7-9
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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 bred to tackle landscape challenges specific to the region.

October Magic Rose Camellia
Southern Living Plant Collection

October Magic Rose Camellia (Sasanqua)

From $19.98

The October Magic® Rose™ Camellia from the Southern Living Plant Collection creates an explosion of color during the fall and winter seasons. Small salmon-rose double flowers appear in clusters as other plants are just beginning to lose their leaves. The dark emerald green leaves provide an eye-catching, glossy background that contrasts elegantly with the rich magenta blooms. This evergreen has a dense, uniform habit that makes maintaining the October Magic Rose effortless. Camellias thrive in slightly acidic soil, and applying a slow-release granular fertilizer yearly will keep this plant vigorous and productive.

Tips for Camellia Planting Success

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2 Gallon
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