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Camellia Sasanqua Slimline Avalanche

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pot size: 20cm
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Camellia sasanqua Slimline Avalanche is an outstanding new release Camellia. Tall, upright and slender and will flower all autumn long with lightly perfumed double white blooms. Avalanche is an upright, slender Camellia that will thrive in sun or part shade. Flowers early and in abundance making it perfect choice for hedging pots, Slim screening areas or as a standalone feature. Slimline Avalanche will grow Australia wide and is tolerant of both heat and light frost, but may need protection in extreme situations. Hardy once established, At maturity will reach 3-4mt if left unpruned.  Although can be trimmed as low as 1.5mt.  width 1-2mt.  
Plant in full sun or part shade in a reasonably well drained soil. Fertilse in Spring and Autumn.
Camellia 'Avalanche' is a beautiful flowering shrub known for its white blooms. Here are some guidelines for planting and caring for this camellia variety:
Location: Choose a sunny to part-shaded position for your Camellia 'Avalanche.' It should receive a few hours of direct sunlight each day but also have some shade during the hottest part of the day.
Soil: The plant prefers well-drained, humus-rich soil. It thrives in slightly acidic soil conditions, ideally with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. If your soil is alkaline, consider adding organic matter such as compost or peat moss to help acidify it.
Planting: Dig a hole that is slightly larger and deeper than the root ball of the plant. Place the camellia in the hole, making sure that the top of the root ball is level with or slightly above the ground surface. Backfill the hole with soil, gently firming it around the roots.
Potting: If you're planting the camellia in a pot, use a specialist camellia and rhododendron potting mix. This type of mix provides the right balance of nutrients and drainage for these acid-loving plants.
Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help maintain a cool and moist root environment. Mulch helps to conserve soil moisture, suppress weed growth, and moderate soil temperature fluctuations. Use organic mulch such as wood chips, bark, or compost, and keep it a few inches away from the stem to prevent rot.
Watering: Camellias prefer a consistently moist but not waterlogged soil. Water deeply and regularly, especially during dry periods or when the plant is establishing. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. Monitor the soil moisture levels and adjust watering accordingly.
Fertilizing: Feed your Camellia 'Avalanche' with a specialist Camellia and Rhododendron fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer in spring, just before new growth emerges, and again in autumn. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates and frequency. This type of fertilizer is formulated with the specific nutrients that camellias and rhododendrons require for healthy growth and abundant flowering.
Pruning: Camellias generally require minimal pruning. However, you can shape the plant or remove any dead or damaged branches in late spring or early summer, after it has finished flowering. Avoid heavy pruning, as this can reduce blooming potential.
Winter protection: In colder climates, provide protection for your Camellia 'Avalanche' during winter. Use a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to insulate the roots and protect them from freezing temperatures. You can also consider using burlap or a frost cover to shield the plant from harsh winds and frost.
By following these planting and care instructions, you can help ensure that your Camellia 'Avalanche' thrives and produces its beautiful white blooms.
Camellia sasanqua Avalanche is available from Online Plants, Australia's leading e-commerce plant nursery based in Melbourne, We deliver to all Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, metropolitan and regional areas.

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