The Leslie Ann Camellia (Sasanqua) is renowned for its large white blooms with pink edges and yellow centers that appear from autumn through December. These blooms stand out on the backdrop of dark green glossy evergreen foliage.
This blooming camellia reaches a mature height of 6-10′ H x 5-7′ W. However, it can be trimmed yearly to keep the desired size.
This variety is excellent for Southern landscapes due to its heat and humidity tolerance.
Use the Leslie Ann Camellia as a hedge, specimen, accent, or in mass plantings.
Hardy from USDA Zones 7-9, down to 0° when wholly established.
Prefers Filtered Sun to Partial Sun. Provide all-day filtered sun or 2-3 hours of direct sun for best results.
Water 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. During the second growing season, decrease watering to about 1-2 times a week. Afterward, the Leslie Ann Camellia only needs water during extreme drought and heat.
Plant in rich, acidic soil with good drainage for best results. In addition, apply 3-4 inches of composted manure yearly to keep your soil healthy and full of organic matter.
Fertilize in early spring with an acidic plant fertilizer to keep your camellia happy and healthy.
Apply a few inches of mulch yearly to protect this camellia’s roots from extreme temperatures.
For a seamless planting, plant your Leslie Ann Camellia 3 feet apart. Alternatively, space them 5+ feet apart for gaps between plants.