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Sadaharu Oh Camellia (Japonica)

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About Sadaharu Oh Camellia (Japonica)

The Sadaharu Oh Camellia brings the blooms during the coldest time of the year! This selection produces red blooms with white edges and bright yellow stamens. These medium-sized blooms tend to span about 3 inches across and they emerge in impressive numbers. Expect them to begin appearing in late-winter and continue into spring.

This red and white blooming camellia reaches a mature height of 10-12′ H x 4-5′ W. However, trim it yearly to keep it at your desired size. Left unpruned, it has a naturally dense, upright growth habit.

Japonica Camellias are known for their heat and humidity tolerance, so they’re perfect for the south.

Use the Sadaharu Oh Camellia as a privacy screen, hedge, specimen, accent, or in mass plantings. They truly shine when used to line a property line or driveway thanks to their prolific and eye-catching blooms.

Check out a couple other popular Camellia japonica varieties, the Professor Sargent Camellia and Marie Bracey Camellia.

Sadaharu Oh 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 Sadaharu Oh 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 Sadaharu Oh Camellia

Space your Sadaharu Oh Camellia 3 feet apart for a seamless planting. Otherwise, plant them 6+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.

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Common Name
Sadaharu Oh Camellia (Japonica)
Scientific Name
Camellia japonica
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Average Size
10-12' H x 4-5' W
Bloom Season
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