Camellia sasanqua
(sold as Susan)

Family: Theaceae

Native to: Garden Origin

Sentiments: excellence and steadfastness, my destiny is in your hands


Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, erect, open form

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 13 feet

Max width: 13 feet


pink, red, white/off white




Attracts wildlife: specific butterfly species

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: part shade

Landscape use: hedge or edging

Propagates by: seed

flowers in winter

Soil acidity: slightly acidic

Soil type: loam

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f

Temp. range: +20 to above +40 °F

Water: moderate, regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant

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  • Camellia sasanqua susan  6260013 2
  • Camellia sasanqua susan  6260013 3
  • Camellia sasanqua susan  6260013
  • Camellia sasanqua susan  6260014