Camellia hiemalis hiryu (sasanqua)

Camellia hiemalis hiryu (sasanqua)

Camellia hiemalis hiryu (sasanqua)

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Description: The Hiryu Camellia, also known as Camellia hiemalis hiryu, is a stunning evergreen flowering shrub that adds beauty to any garden or landscape. This shrub features glossy dark green foliage and produces abundant, vibrant red flowers during the cooler months. It has an upright growth habit and reaches a mature height and width of around 1.5-2.5 meters.

Growing Requirements: The Hiryu Camellia thrives in partial shade to full sun, making it adaptable to various light conditions. It prefers well-drained, acidic soil with good organic content. Regular watering is necessary, especially during dry periods. Mulching around the base of the plant helps retain moisture and maintain a cool root zone.

Unique Features: The Hiryu Camellia stands out with its profusion of stunning, bright red flowers that bloom from autumn to early winter, providing a beautiful display when most other plants are dormant. Its glossy, dark green foliage adds to its visual appeal throughout the year.

Uses and Display: This camellia variety is an excellent choice for borders, hedges, or as a standalone focal point in the garden. It can also be grown in containers, making it suitable for patios, courtyards, or balconies. The vibrant flowers attract birds and butterflies, adding life and color to any outdoor space.

Light requirement: Full Sun and Part sun/part shade

Water requirement: Medium

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Soil: Well-drained, acidic soil

Skill level: Intermediate

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: The Hiryu Camellia requires regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist. Apply mulch to help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature. Pruning can be done after flowering to maintain shape and encourage bushier growth. Fertilize with a balanced slow-release fertilizer in spring for optimal growth.

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Drought tolerance: Medium

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Generally resistant to pests and diseases. Monitor for aphids, scale insects, and tea scale. Ensure good airflow to prevent fungal diseases.

Mature height: 2 m

Mature width: 2 m

Suitable for shaping: Yes

Colour: Dark green

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: Bright red

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: Autumn to early winter

Fruit: No

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