Camellia sasanqua 'Mine-No-Yuki'

Snow on the Mountain Camellia

Pink flower

Pink flower

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Family: Theaceae

Genus: Camellia

Parent: Camellia sasanqua

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: 6' tall, 8' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Description: 

White semi-double flowers in October to November. Compact and bushy plant. Can be espaliered or grown as a small tree. Peony form.

History: 

Mine-No-Yuki means Snow on the Mountains.

RHS Award of Merit 1964.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from McCorkles in September 2007 and potted it up to a 3-gallon before planting it in summer 2009 in the back by the screen porch steps. It grew well in the pot and continued to flourish in the ground. The first year in the ground I noticed some flowers were light pink, the second year, more pink flowers. In September 2011 I moved it to espalier it on the pool equipment fence in the 'Wild Conservatory Garden'. At that time it was about 30" tall with a 4' spread. The pink flowers were coming from a second plant growing right next to the other. They have the same shape, just pink. In 2011 it bloomed prolifically and both colors were there at the same time.


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