Camellia plants should be grown in partial shade, but they will tolerate some morning sun. Full sun will burn the foliage, but full shade will reduce flowering considerably. White and light pink flowering varieties require more shade than dark colored ones.
- Light Needs: Full sun to part shade
- Watering Needs: Medium, water regularly
Camellia sasanqua, commonly known as sasanqua camellia, is a densely branched, pyramidal to oval-rounded, tree-like, evergreen shrub that typically grows to 6-10' tall. It is native to Japan. It is ornamentally noted for its attractive dark green foliage and fall to early winter flowers. Lustrous, narrow-oval to obovate, dark green leaves are cuneate and hairy on the midrib with rounded marginal teeth and pubescent petioles.