The Moonshadow Camellia (Sasanqua) produces gorgeous large double-form white blooms with pink edges, similar to that of the Leslie Ann Camellia. These blooms that stand out on the backdrop of dark green glossy evergreen foliage. These blooms start appearing in late-Fall and continue into Winter.
This blooming camellia reaches a mature height of 8-12′ H x 6-8′ W. However, it can be trimmed yearly to keep it at your desired size.
This is a great variety for Southern landscapes due to its heat and humidity tolerance.
Use the Moonshadow Camellia as a hedge, specimen, accent, or in mass plantings.
Moonshadow 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 Moonshadow 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.
Spacing Your Moonshadow Camellia
Space this Camellia 4-5 feet apart for a seamless hedge or mass planting. Otherwise, plant them 8+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.