Spruce up Your Garden With a Camellia Sasanqua Shrub

Creating a beautifully decorated garden is one of the most self-rewarding things a person can do. Everyone can benefit from getting their hands a little dirty from time to time. People involved in gardening spend most of the winter planning, most of the summer watering, weeding and watching young plants grow, and, finally, most of the autumn planting trees, shrubs, bulbs, and some perennials. One of the instrumental parts of every garden’s system is the shrub. They provide shade, improve soil stability, enhance air quality and even create habitats for some types of wildlife. If you are considering which type of shrub to implement in your Eco-system, I suggest for you to go with the camellia sasanqua, and here are some reasons why.

First of all, these shrubs are drought tolerant fall/winter blooming addition that works well as an accent plant, hedge, or tall foundation planting. Moreover, the camellia sasanqua is a real star because it flowers in bright colours when all else gets brown and dull. They are graceful in form and very pleasing fragrance-wise.

Secondly, there are many types from which you can choose to achieve what you want. For instance, the Camellia sasanqua “Bonanza” has bright red, fluted and waved petals which are surrounded by many small petals and gold stamen. Next comes the worldly popular camellia sasanqua “Jean May”. It has incredibly beautiful profuse, semi-double or double, shell-pink flowers with deeper shades of pink towards the center and many gold stamens. There is also a type that has white formal double flowers, and it is called “Early Pearly”. And there is even a type that is easier to grow, is more sun tolerant and does better in warmer climates. These are called “Jennifer Susan” and have lovely double soft pink flowers with wavy petals.

Finally, the evergreen foliage of this type of camellia is equally beautiful and glorious as their flowers. The bushy part starts off as coppery bronze and matures to glossy, deep green. The elegant and open habit of camellia sasanqua allows them to blend beautifully with other shrubs, without dominating and disrupting the environment. A part shade lover, this shrub grows best in consistently moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained soils. On the other hand, older camellia plants can thrive in full sun when they are mature enough to have their roots shaded by a dense covering of leaves.