Camellia sasanqua ‘Narunigata’

Plant of the month: November

Camellia sasanqua 'Narunigata'

Flowering in winter and spring the Camellia sasanqua ‘Narunigata’ is a member of the Theaceae family and can be found by the bandstand.

This cultivar C. sasanqua ‘Narunigata’ has solitary, fragrant, creamy white flowers that can be edged in pink and are about 50mm across. It is one of the more reliable forms and does not need a baking hot summer to encourage flowering.

It is an evergreen shrub with dark green glossy leaves and has an upright habit that can reach to 4metres by 2.5 metres in 10 years.  It should be planted in some shade away from early morning sun which can damage the flowers. As with all Camellias it prefers an acidic soil and it will not require pruning unless it grows out of it allotted space, in which case prune after flowering.