Alphabetical Plant Listing

Fall Blooming Camellias

Fall Blooming Camellias, Winter Blooming Camellias, How to Grow Camellias, How to Care for Camellias, Landscaping with Camellias


As summer fades and the leaves begin to turn, the fall-blooming camellias open the camellia season, adding charm and color in the garden, at a time of the year when most plants are going to bed for the winter. Most fall-blooming camellias are camellia sasanquas which boast one of the loveliest fall flowers, are graceful in form, tender in color and pleasing in fragrance.

  • Blooming in fall and early winter, their flowers, mostly single or semi-double, are not quite as large and showy as those of Japanese camellias (Camellia japonica), but they are born in such profusion that a camellia sasanqua in full bloom becomes one of the glories of the fall garden.
  • Never bigger than 3-4 in. (7-10 cm), the scented blooms feature fluted, ruffled petals and range from white through to deep pink. Each flower only lasts a couple of days before it drops its petals which makes them ill-suited for cutting. 
  • These fall-blooming camellias are wonderful garden subjects. They make spectacular additions to partially shaded landscapes and their evergreen foliage creates lovely hedges or backdrops to foundation plantings and perennial borders year-round. The elegant and open habit of Camellia sasanquas allows them to blend beautifully with other shrubs, without dominating the way the larger leaved, denser growing camellia Japonica do.
  • Faster growing than Camellia japonica, these broadleaved, evergreen shrubs are more sun tolerant than Camellia japonica and are slightly less cold hardy. 

Guide Information

Heat Zones 7 - 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Family Camellias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Landscaping Ideas Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden
Compare All Camellias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Camellias Guides with Camellias

Picture courtesy of: 123RF Stock Photo

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Heat Zones 7 - 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Family Camellias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Landscaping Ideas Wall-Side Borders, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden
Compare All Camellias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Camellias Guides with Camellias

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.