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Camellia sasanqua 'Our Linda'

Description

'Our Linda' is a pink flowering cultivar in the Theaceae (tea) family that will add year-round interest to your garden.  

Larger blooms may be accomplished by removing all the buds from a cluster, except one.  The remaining bud can flower into a larger flower.

This low maintenance shrub can be pruned into a small tree, providing your garden an evergreen flowering tree.  Pruning should be accomplished after flowering has ended.  

Best grown in acidic soil in an area that receives protection from afternoon summer sun.  Low acidity can lead to the yellowing of the foliage.  

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:   Aphids and spider mites are insects to watch out for.  

Locating the plant in areas that do not provide good drainage can lead to fungal diseases.  Root rot, black mold, blight, canker, anthracnose and leaf spots are some of the disease that can be a problem when good drainage is lacking.

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#fragrant#small tree#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#shrub#pink flowers#frost tender#broadleaf evergreen#flowering tree#year-round interest#flowering shrub#deer resistant#double flowers#semi-double flowers#evergreen shrub#humidity tolerant#shrub borders#wet soils intolerant#tree#broadleaf
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Camellia
    Species:
    sasanqua
    Family:
    Theaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Landscape
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan and China
    Wildlife Value:
    Butterflies are attracted to the flowers.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Buffer
    Colorful
    Fragrance
    Screening
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    The 2.5-3" fragrant flowers have been described as resembling cotton candy.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Furrowed
    Ridges
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    A multi-stemmed shrub that can be pruned to take on the form of a small tree.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Near Septic
    Pool/Hardscape
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Flowering Tree
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Humidity