Almost Wordless Wednesday – Camellias In Situ

Annette of Personal Eden wondered what my sasanquas look like growing in situ as opposed to indoors in a vase. The shrubs are utilitarian, hiding utilities from the street view and yes, we are this close to the neighbors’ drive so they have to be kept trimmed.

Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’ and ‘Yuletide’

Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’ and ‘Yuletide’

Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’ and ‘Yuletide’

Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’ and ‘Yuletide’ screen gas utlities next to house on north side. Shrubs have intermingled over the years. They are tightly pruned to keep them from overtaking the neighbors’ drive. Beyond the red ‘Yuletide’ are several gardenias (not in bloom this time of year).

Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’


11 thoughts on “Almost Wordless Wednesday – Camellias In Situ

  1. krispeterson100

    They are beautiful, Susie. Seeing yours manicured as they are to keep them out of your neighbor’s driveway makes me wonder if I’d get more prolific blooms if mine were trimmed more rigorously.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris. They haven’t been carefully lovingly pruned in a long time, just trimmed back after blooming when I could get help from the man who mows our grass. They’re too tall for me to deal with. I’ve read you can take off a third of the height. It might encourage yours but I’d research it first.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      These would be trees if not kept in check. Camellias come in many forms and it is a shame really to not let them express themselves. When these were planted I was in a hurry and took what I could find at the garden center without ensuring they would be appropriate. Nevertheless it’s nice to have them.

  2. Annette

    Oh this is great, Susie, thanks for showing them. It gives a better idea of the size and context. Your bushes are big and I can see why you can cut generously for your beautiful vases. When did you plant them? My sasanqua is fairly slow-growing so I guess yours must be at least 12 years?


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