Landscape Design Using Bonanza Camellia

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A small garden design using Bonanza Camellia as the featured plant surrounded by companions
by Brett · All Zones · Design · 2 Comments · November 20, 2014 · 3,575 views

When it comes to creating a landscape garden plan, the most difficult thing is often the starting point: selecting the first type of plant. Then, from there, companion plants are selected. The small garden design below was designed using the Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans) as a the featured specimen plant. Use the design "as is" or modify it to fit your unique garden space.

Feature Plant Description

The cultivar ‘Bonanza’ produces the deepest fuschia-red flowers of any Camellia sasanqua. The gorgeous, double, "peony-form" flowers are produced in abundance over a long blooming period: from fall to mid-winter, depending on the weather. For a sasanqua, the flowers are quite large (2-3 inches). Elliptical, dark green, glossy leaves with toothed margins are held on thin stems alternately. The plants have a spreading, mounding habit to 5-6 feet in height with an equal width.


Plants Used in Design

Click on a plant below to find pictures and details on its Gardenality Plant File

1 - Bonanza Camellia
2 - Autumn Sunset Encore Azalea
3 - Sum & Substance Hosta Lily
4 - Caramel Heuchera (Coral Bells)
5 - Autumn Fern
6 - Mondo Grass as groundcover throughout

IMPORTANT: Always be sure to check USDA Plant Hardiness Zones for each plant to make sure it will grow in your zone. If a plant will not grow in your zone ask your local nursery and garden center professional to recommend a comparable plant.

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Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
This would be a great garden. I have a Marie Bracey Camellia that I want to plant in the ground. Although larger than the Bonanza camellia it should look nice as a background plant with the azalea and other plants around it. Thanks for a nice design.

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· Unthumb · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Thanks, John, you're welcome:-) Any red-flowering camellia could be substituted in this garden design. The taller growing varieties would probably work best "limbed up" into a small tree that will help shade the plants.

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