Camellia sasanqua (Christmas Camellia) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

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Shrub grown for its eye-catching, colorful blossoms that appear in fall and early winter. Plant grows 1 1/2 to 12 feet tall, depending on the variety. Takes full sun to partial shade.

Here's what you should be doing each month of the year for this plant in Sunset Zones 22, 23 & 24: Find Your Climate Zone.

Click a month to be taken directly to that months plant care: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

January

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Buy when plant is in bloom so you can choose the desired flower color.

PLANT

Plant during dormancy. Scrape the top 2-inch layer of soil off and discard before planting, as this may harbor petal blight.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for petal blight characterized by premature browning of flowers.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

Remove and dispose of diseased flowers on tree and clear all fallen buds from ground. Remove mulch and replace with a 2-inch layer of fresh mulch. Keep area clear of fallen flowers.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant during dormancy. Scrape the top layer of soil off and discard before planting, as this may harbor petal blight.

February

BUY

Buy when plant is in bloom so you can choose the desired flower color.

PLANT

Plant during dormancy. Scrape the top 2-inch layer of soil off and discard before planting, as this may harbor petal blight.

PRUNE

Prune soon after flowering, as pruning later in the season may result in removing next season's flower buds. Remove crossing and dead branches.

MULCH

Add a fresh 2-inch layer of mulch to soil surrounding the plant.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for petal blight characterized by premature browning of flowers.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

Remove and dispose of diseased flowers on tree and clear all fallen buds from ground. Remove mulch and replace with a 2-inch layer of fresh mulch. Keep area clear of fallen flowers.

March

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BUY

Buy when plant is in bloom so you can choose the desired flower color.

PRUNE

Prune soon after flowering, as pruning later in the season may result in removing next season's flower buds. Remove crossing and dead branches.

MULCH

Add a fresh 2-inch layer of mulch to soil surrounding the plant, if not done in prior month.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for petal blight characterized by premature browning of flowers.

April

FERTILIZE

Feed every 4 to 6 weeks with a half-strength solution of an organic acid plant food. Plants are sensitive to overfeeding.

WATER

Water young plants when the top 4 to 6 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering. Established plants five years or older can get by on little to no supplemental watering.

PRUNE

Prune soon after flowering, as pruning later in the season may result in removing next season's flower buds. Remove crossing and dead branches.

MULCH

Add a fresh 2-inch layer of mulch to soil surrounding the plant, if not done in prior month.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for petal blight characterized by premature browning of flowers.

May

FERTILIZE

Feed every 4 to 6 weeks with a half-strength solution of an organic acid plant food. Plants are sensitive to overfeeding.

WATER

Water young plants when the top 4 to 6 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering. Established plants five years or older can get by on little to no supplemental watering.

MULCH

Add a fresh 2-inch layer of mulch to soil surrounding the plant, if not done in prior month.

June

FERTILIZE

Feed every 4 to 6 weeks with a half-strength solution of an organic acid plant food. Plants are sensitive to overfeeding.

WATER

Water young plants when the top 4 to 6 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering. Established plants five years or older can get by on little to no supplemental watering.

July

FERTILIZE

Feed every 4 to 6 weeks with a half-strength solution of an organic acid plant food. Plants are sensitive to overfeeding.

WATER

Water young plants when the top 4 to 6 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering. Established plants five years or older can get by on little to no supplemental watering.

August

FERTILIZE

Feed every 4 to 6 weeks with a half-strength solution of an organic acid plant food. Plants are sensitive to overfeeding.

WATER

Water young plants when the top 4 to 6 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering. Established plants five years or older can get by on little to no supplemental watering.

September

WATER

Water young plants when the top 4 to 6 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering. Established plants five years or older can get by on little to no supplemental watering.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant during dormancy. Scrape the top 2-inch layer of soil off and discard before planting, as this may harbor petal blight.

October

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Buy when plant is in bloom so you can choose the desired flower color.

PLANT

Plant during dormancy in a well-draining soil. Scrape the top 2-inch layer of soil off and discard before planting, as this may harbor petal blight.

WATER

Water young plants when the top 4 to 6 inches of soil has dried. Avoid overwatering. Established plants five years or older can get by on little to no supplemental watering.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for petal blight characterized by premature browning of flowers.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

Remove and dispose of diseased flowers on tree, and clear all fallen buds from ground. Remove mulch and replace with a 3-inch layer of fresh mulch. Keep area clear of fallen flowers.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant during dormancy. Scrape the top 2-inch layer of soil off and discard before planting, as this may harbor petal blight.

November

BUY

Buy when plant is in bloom so you can choose the desired flower color.

PLANT

Plant during dormancy in a well-draining soil. Scrape the top 2-inch layer of soil off and discard before planting, as this may harbor petal blight.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for petal blight characterized by premature browning of flowers.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

Remove and dispose of diseased flowers on tree and clear all fallen buds from ground. Remove mulch and replace with a 2-inch layer of fresh mulch. Keep area clear of fallen flowers.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant during dormancy. Scrape the top 2-inch layer of soil off and discard before planting, as this may harbor petal blight.

December

BUY

Buy when plant is in bloom so you can choose the desired flower color.

PLANT

Plant during dormancy in a well-draining soil. Scrape the top 2-inch layer of soil off and discard before planting, as this may harbor petal blight.

PEST/DISEASE INSPECTION

Check for petal blight characterized by premature browning of flowers.

TREAT FOR PEST/DISEASE

Remove and dispose of diseased flowers on tree and clear all fallen buds from ground. Remove mulch and replace with a 2-inch layer of fresh mulch. Keep area clear of fallen flowers.

TRANSPLANT

Transplant during dormancy. Scrape the top 2-inch layer of soil off and discard before planting, as this may harbor petal blight.

 

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  • Add Camellia sasanqua (Christmas Camellia) to one of your plant lists, learn how.
  • Search our plant database for photos and more great information here.
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