Camellia Sasanqua Pure Silk

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A popular and reliable tall shrub growing to small tree, sasanqua camellias tend to be more sun hardy than japonicas with equally attractive flowers from March to June and glossy evergreen leaves. They’re an ideal choice for gar


A very attractive medium informal double flower it is able to withstand morning sun in winter unlike other pale and pastel Camellias particularly the Japonicas.

Common Name: Sasanqua camellia 'Pure Silk' Botanical Name: Camellia sasanqua 'Pure Silk' Plant size: Approx 10 - 12cm Pot size: 50mm pot. Max growth: Approx high and 4 - 6m wide. Maintenance: Regular tip pruning to maintain formal shape and encourage dense growth especially if hedging or topiarying Planting: The biggest danger to planting camellias is planting them too deep. They are shallow rooting and prefer a moist (not wet) fertile, well drained soil. Mulching is essential to prevent the shallow roots from drying out in hot weather
Feed regularly, Spring to Autumn with a liquid fertiliser and always water soil well before and after applying fertiliser. And apply a six month slow release fertiliser in Spring and Autumn. Follow directions and do not overfertilise as you can kill with
Aquasol and Osmocote Plus are suitable for fertilising camellias or a specialist camellia fert.

Climate Zone

  • Arid
  • Cool
  • Subtropical
  • Temperate
  • Tropical

Flowers

  • Bird attracting
  • Cut flowers
  • Long lasting
  • Striking Flowers

Garden Style

  • Chinese garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Formal Garden

Growth Rate

  • Slow

Hedging

  • Formal Hedge
  • Privacy Screen
  • Tall Hedge
  • Wind break

Plant Spacing

  • 80cm - 1m

Plant Type

  • Evergreen
  • Large Shrubs
  • Small Trees

Position

  • Full Sun
  • Semi Shade

Uses

  • Container Plants
  • Mass planting
  • Topairy


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