Camellia sasanqua ‘Maiden’s Blush’

Sasanqua Camellia, Sazanka

Camellia sasanqua is a gorgeous evergreen flowering shrub, featuring attractive glossy dark green foliage, suitable for a wide range of garden styles. They grow best in sheltered part-shade and moist well-drained soil – or in a large container with ericaceous compost.

The ‘Maiden’s Blush’ is a long flowering semi-double Camellia cultivar. The glossy evergreen foliage of this compact spreading shrub gives year-round appeal and in late autumn to mid-winter produces pleasingly peachy pale-pink ‘blushing’ flowers.

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Expert Tip

This is a neat plant that will not require regular pruning, however if you want to give it a trim the best time is just after the last flowers fade - this gives the plant plenty of time to produce new buds for next seasons’ blooms.
Popular With Gardeners And Pollinators

Popular With Gardeners And Pollinators

‘Maiden’s Blush’ has an open flower centre, with a central crown of yellow stamens that makes an excellent source of Autumn sustenance for tough pollinators braving the onset of colder weather.

Camellia sasanqua and its cultivars are distinguished from Camellia japonica by their smaller leaves and tighter growth habit, making them a more popular choice for hedging effects.

They also generally begin flowering earlier: ‘Maiden’s Blush’ is reported to begin in October in some gardens, often producing several flushes into December or even January. Whilst C. japonica is never scented, like many sasanquas, ‘Maiden’s Blush’ has a subtle, delightful fragrance.

Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Camellias are all acid loving plants, so if you want to improve the planting area it is worth considering getting some ericaceous compost or slow release ericaceous fertiliser.

This is a good choice for a container specimen, as it is slow growing, we advise you to select a large pot or be prepared to plant it out eventually as the plant can potentially reach a final height of 4 metres tall.


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