Camellia sasanqua 'Egao Corkscrew'

Egao Corkscrew

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Egao Corkscrew Camellia is an upright fast-growing evergreen shrub with a unique dense zig-zagging growth habit and glossy leaves that stay deep green year-round.  Egao Corkscrew Camellia has ruffled semi-double pink flowers in peony form that bloom in fall into winter which attracts butterflies.  Best blooms occur in partial sun and acidic, well-drained soil.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

6’ - 8’ 

Spread: 

6’ - 8’

Spacing: 

7’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

FallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Medium maintenance. Too much water retention can increase susceptibility to fungal diseases, including root rot, black mold, blight, canker, anthracnose, and leaf spots.  Watch for aphids and spider mites.   Yellowing leaves indicate acidity too low. Fertilize monthly in spring and summer. If desired, remove all but one bud from each cluster to increase the size of the flower. Prune immediately after flowering.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasScreening, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Magnolia, Honeysuckle, Aster

Image: Photo By 阿橋 HQ; Egao Corkscrew

 

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