The Leslie Ann Camellia (Sasanqua) is renowned for its abundance of large white blooms with pink edges and yellow centers that appear from autumn through December. These blooms that 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 it at the desired size.
This is a great variety for Southern landscapes due to its heat and humidity tolerance.
Use the Leslie Ann Camellia as a hedge, specimen, accent, or in mass plantings.
Leslie Ann Camellia Care
Hardy from USDA Zones 7-9, down to 0° when completely 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.
Leslie Ann Camellia Spacing Recommendations
For a seamless planting, plant your Leslie Ann Camellia 3 feet apart. Alternatively, space them 5+ feet apart for gaps between plants.