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Pink Serenade – Camellia sasanqua ‘Pink Serenade’




Pink Serenade Sasanqua is an evergreen shrub and can grow up to a height of 6 feet tall and width of up to 5 feet. It is also commonly known as Camellia, Pink serenade Camellia, Sasanqua Camellia. It provides fall color and enjoys full sun to partial shade. These shrubs are native to China and Japan. These shrubs are used for tea, oil and ornament.
The leaves of the shrub are glossy, thin, elliptical and leathery and dark green. The leaves are toothed on the margins and appear alternately on thin stems. The flowers are single and deep pink in color with gold stamens. The axils, the joint between leaf and branch, produce flowers with waxy petals. They appear from fall to mid winter.
The soil should be moist, acidic and well- drained. These shrubs are shallow rooted. They grow well in soils with hardiness zones of USDA 7-9. These shrubs are cold sensitive. These shrubs make a good foundation plant in containers and for hedges, accents, Feature plant, Cut flower, topiary/bonsai/espalier and borders. Pruning should be done only after flowering and just before growth starts in the spring so that the shrub doesn’t die entirely.

Growing conditions of Pink Serenade

• Pink Serenade prefers full sun to partial shade.
• The soil must be moist and acidic.
• The soil should be well- drained.
• Fertilize the soil with mulch before planting them.
• They grow well in soils with hardiness zones of USDA 7-9.
• The heat zones must be AHS 8-7.
• They bloom in fall, Late Fall, Early Winter, winter, so it is better to sow seeds or plant in spring or summer.

Caring for Pink Serenade

• Pink Serenade prefers full sun to partial shade.
• The soil must be moist and acidic.
• The soil should be well- drained.
• Fertilize the soil with mulch before planting them.
• A thick layer of organic mulch is required to protect the roots.
• Regular irrigation when dry is a must.
• They grow well in soils with hardiness zones of USDA 7-9.
• The heat zones must be AHS 8-7.
• A thick layer of organic mulch is required to protect the roots.
• Regular irrigation when dry is a must.
• Apply fertilizers to promote good growth and flowering.
• Pruning should be done only after flowering and just before growth starts in the spring.
• Light pruning is suggested.
• These shrubs are cold sensitive; hence temperature should be taken care of.





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