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What is Camellia sasanqua?

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Camellia sasanqua is a flowering plant species that is native to China and Japan. The flower is usually found in high altitudes and thrives in mountain ranges.

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Camellia sasanquas are broad-leaved shrubs that have leathery, dark-green leaves and large, brightly colored flowers. At maturity, these flowers can reach 1 1/2 to 12 feet tall. They have flowers that range 1 1/2 to 4 inches in diameter and come in both the single, semi-double or double forms. In general, the flowers are not fragrant. Camellia sasanquas tolerate many different environments, but they prefer shaded environments with rich, organic soils. They thrive at high altitudes but can be grown at low altitudes if given enough water, nutrients and sun.

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