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Dawn is a great choice for smaller spaces

Camellia sasanqua October Magic® Dawn

Uniquely large, porcelain-like flowers of soft pink grace the dark green foliage of this selection. A dense grower, with a very upright, habit, Dawn is destined to become one of the top favorites in the October Magic® series. This is no average Camellia: a slower grower than most, Dawn is a great choice for smaller spaces.

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. Incredibly large flowers are not normal for this species, but Dawn has broken the mold.  Girly pink and porcelain-like in nature, these are the ultimate tribute for a newly born baby girl.  Plant Dawn in her honor and she will grace you with her huge, soft pink flowers for many years to come.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    October Magic® Dawn Camellia
  • Botanical Name

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 03-018’ PP20453
  • Type

  • Evergreen?

  • Bloom Time

  • Bloom Color

    Pink and white

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    5-6' tall by 4-6' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun / Afternoon shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well drained
  • Disease & Pests

    Some scale
  • Landscape Use

    Foundation plantings, screen, specimens, urban gardens
  • Propagation

  • Pruning

    These camellias flower in fall. Should they need any pruning to shape them, be sure to do that in early spring to allow for enough time for flowers buds to form.

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