Camellia sasanqua ‘Early Pearly’
Regarded as one of the best camellias for use as a hedging plant Camellia sasanqua ‘Early Pearly’ is a white flowering variety.
Very attractive semi double flowers, white with a touch of pink, flowering time is from autumn through winter.
This is a strong growing variety, said to be an improved form of ‘Mine No Yuki’, it grows well with in containers and in the garden.
Reaching around 4 metres in height over time, Camellia sasanqua ‘Early Pearly’ can easily be pruned to 2 metres or so. It will reach around 1.5 metres across, so growth habit is fairly upright.
Being very popular with landscapers as a hedging or screening plant, Camellia sasanqua ‘Early Pearly’ is also ideal as a stand alone specimen or for growing in containers.
This is a camellia that lends itself to be used as an espalier, this makes it well suited to smaller spaces and courtyards.
When grown as a hedge, plant Camellia sasanqua ‘Early Pearly’ at a spacing of around 1 metre apart.
As this is a sasanqua type camellia, it will grow well in more sun than the japonica types.
A humus rich well drained soil is essential for good growth. Look for a slightly acidic soil, or in containers use a specialist camellia potting mix.
Although sasanqua do handle more sun, they also require a little more moisture during hot summers. Mulch around the plant well to provide a cool moist root run.
Although not a hungry plant in good soils, Camellia sasanqua ‘Early Pearly’ will benefit from a specialist camellia fertiliser, especially those grown in containers.
- Height – To 4 metres
- Spread – To a width of 1.5 metres
- Growth habit – Upright
- Growth rate – Medium
- Foliage – Deep green and glossy
- Flower colour – White with tinges of pink.
- Flowering period – Autumn to Winter.
- Soil – Humus rich – well drained.
- Position – Full sun to part shade, more shade in hotter climates
Camellia sasanqua ‘Early Pearly’ is available for sale from the following nurseries.
WISHING WELL NURSERY phone : (03) 9756 6107
407 -409 Monbulk Rd, Monbulk VIC 3793