Camellia sasanqua October Magic® Rose PP 20506

A dense, upright grower

Common Name October Magic® Rose camellia
Botanical Name Camellia sasanqua 'Green 98-009'
Size 8-10' tall by 4-5' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 7-9
Sun / Shade Full sun / Part shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Foundation plantings, focal point, specimens, urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Salmon-rose colored peony-like flowers appear in clusters in each stem, early in the sassanqua season, complemented by glossy, bronze new foliage.
Propagation Methods Softwood cuttings
Bloom Time October-November

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

The October Magic™ Series of Camellia

Camellia sasanqua is a fall blooming species. Some of these new selections have proven hardy in USDA Zone 6, but we are saying zone 7 to be safe.  As summer fades and the nights begin to cool, the October Magic™ Series usher in the camellia season in beautiful fashion. Graceful in form and one of the loveliest of autumn flowers, the soft fragrance of sasanquas conjure up memories of southern gardens amass with blooms. These new selections offer all of the nuances we’ve grown to love in sasanquas and then some. There’s a shape, size and color to fit any garden.