Leslie Ann Camellia – Plant of the Week for November 16 2015

Richard Bogren, Owings, Allen D.  |  11/14/2015 4:09:40 AM

Leslie Ann camellia

Leslie Ann camellia joins the list of Louisiana Super Plant selections this fall.

This Camellia sasanqua is widely popular in Louisiana and across the Southeast. It is a longtime proven performer for the landscape.

The flower petals are bi-colored and sometimes tri-colored with blends of pink, blush and white. Leslie Ann can also be described as having white petals with pink edges. Some folks refer to the blooms as a semi-double to double with irregular petals that can take on a peony form. Camellia sasanqua varieties are evergreen.

Leslie Ann is an early-season bloomer that blooms reliably every year – typically starting in late October and continuing until mid-to-late December.

A mostly upright grower, Leslie Ann reaches a mature height in the landscape is 8 feet with a 4-to-4-foot spread. Plants grow vigorously when planted correctly and in the right location. They need a partly sunny to partially shaded planting location and prefer acid, well-drained soil.

All Louisiana Super Plants are “university tested and industry approved.”

Allen Owings
Rick Bogren

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