Camellia sasanqua ‘Setsugekka’
Upright, fast-growing, evergreen shrub with glossy, small dark green, oval leaves. In Autumn and Winter, the plant is covered in medium-large size, semi-double flowers with prominent gold stamens and pure white ripple petals. Prune after flowering to desired height and shape, this will encourage a bushy growth habit and the future development of flowers. Camellia Setsugekka has moderate water requirements once established, deep soaking in the peak of summer will benefit the plant. Prefers to be grown in humus-rich, well-draining soil. Best used for hedging or as a feature tree.
Position: Full sun – Part Shade
Potted into larger containers
Make sure to prepare the soil prior to planting. Mixing in a bag of well-aged animal manure or compost can help to conditions and revitalise tired soil. Make sure to blend with pre-existing soil, mixing together thoroughly. Once the soil has been prepare, dig a hole which is wider, but not deeper, than what the original size of the pot the plant has come in. Position the plant in the hole and backfill any gasp with the excess soil. Give the plant a deep soaking of water to help settle the roots.
If planting into a pot make sure that the container chosen is large enough for the plant being planted. Never pot a plant into a container which is too small. Use a premium quality potting mix as this has all the added fertilisers and wetting agents required for having a healthy plant.