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A profuse bloomer at an early age

Camellia sasanqua October Magic® Bride

The perfect selection for a small garden or a tight spot, this Bride fits in the smallest of wedding dresses. Upright and dense in habit, making it an adequate choice in places other camellias quickly outgrow. A profuse bloomer at an early age, with pure white rose to peony form flowers.

Camellia sasanqua is a fall blooming species. Some of these new selections have proven hardy in USDA Zone 6, but we are saying zone 7 to be safe. As summer fades and the nights begin to cool, the October Magic™ Series usher in the camellia season in beautiful fashion. Graceful in form and one of the loveliest of autumn flowers, the soft fragrance of sasanquas conjure up memories of southern gardens amass with blooms. These new selections offer all of the nuances we’ve grown to love in sasanquas and then some. There’s a shape, size and color to fit any garden.

October Magic®️ Bride is a tight and compact, yet upright shrub that will eventually form a large flowering shrub after 10 plus years. The crisp white blooms contrast well against the deep, shiny green leaves for a stunning effect. No browning as they age, flowers remain clean and clear white until they are spent. This is the perfect plant for smaller gardens and large, outdoor containers.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    October Magic® Bride Camellia
  • Botanical Name

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Green S99-006’ PP20539
  • Type

  • Evergreen?

  • Bloom Time

  • Bloom Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    4-5' tall by 3-4' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun / Afternoon shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well drained
  • Disease & Pests

    Some scale
  • Landscape Use

    Foundation plantings, specimens, urban gardens
  • Propagation

  • Pruning

    These camellias flower in fall. Should they need any pruning to shape them, be sure to do that in early spring to allow for enough time for flowers buds to form.

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