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October Magic Snow Camellia (Sasanqua)

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$19.98
  • Crisp white double blooms edged with magenta
  • Matures to 5-6' wide by 5-6' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 9
  • Plant in full sun to partial shade
Pot size

Description

After summer winds down and the leaves begin to change, the October Magic® Snow™ Camellia from the Southern Living Plant Collection snaps into action. The Snow produces a crisp white double bloom that is delicately edged with magenta. These frilled snowy blossoms appear in droves once autumn rolls around and they stay blooming throughout the fall while the rest of the landscape is asleep. As the symphony of blooms rolls in, they are set upon the backdrop of deep emerald green foliage that makes the elegant white flowers stand out stunningly. This Camellia has a well-kept secret that waits until spring to reveal, new growth appears in a bronzy copper hue that reinvents this shrub for the new season. In addition, this evergreen has a uniform, columnar habit that makes maintenance incredibly simple. To keep your Camellia happy and healthy, plant it in slightly acidic soil and apply a slow-release granular fertilizer in early spring.

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 Snow Camellia

For a seamless planting, space your October Magic Snow Camellia 3-4 feet apart from plant to center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 6+ feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Camellia sasanqua 'Green 94-010' PP#20454
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Flowering
  • Feature Color
    Green, White
  • Uses
    Hedge, 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.

White camellia blooms with hints of pink surrounded by dark evergreen foliage
Southern Living Plant Collection

October Magic Snow Camellia (Sasanqua)

From $19.98

After summer winds down and the leaves begin to change, the October Magic® Snow™ Camellia from the Southern Living Plant Collection snaps into action. The Snow produces a crisp white double bloom that is delicately edged with magenta. These frilled snowy blossoms appear in droves once autumn rolls around and they stay blooming throughout the fall while the rest of the landscape is asleep. As the symphony of blooms rolls in, they are set upon the backdrop of deep emerald green foliage that makes the elegant white flowers stand out stunningly. This Camellia has a well-kept secret that waits until spring to reveal, new growth appears in a bronzy copper hue that reinvents this shrub for the new season. In addition, this evergreen has a uniform, columnar habit that makes maintenance incredibly simple. To keep your Camellia happy and healthy, plant it in slightly acidic soil and apply a slow-release granular fertilizer in early spring.

Tips for Camellia Planting Success

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2 Gallon
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