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October Magic Dawn Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'Green 99-012' PP20453
    13 reviews
October Magic Dawn Camellia
October Magic Dawn Camellia
October Magic Dawn Camellia
October Magic Dawn Camellia
October Magic Dawn Camellia
October Magic Dawn Camellia
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October Magic Dawn Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'Green 99-012' PP20453
    13 reviews

Enjoy Rose-like Blush Pink Blooms with None of the Rose Work or Thorns!

  • Huge Soft Pink Double Blooms
  • Deer, Drought, and Heat tolerant
  • Disease Resistant
  • Low Maintenance
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Product Details

growing zone 7-9 Growing Zones 7-9
Soil Type Acidic, Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 5-6 Feet
Mature Width 3-4 Feet
Growth Rate slow
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color Pink
Brand Southern Living®
Shipping Restriction AZ, TN, TX

The October Magic® Dawn™ Camellia is a stunning new fall blooming camellia from the Southern Living collection. The October Magic® series is taking the plant world by storm and receiving rave reviews from professionals and novices alike. You cannot live without Dawn! This compact beauty offers huge, rose-like blush pink blooms with none of the rose maintenance, thorns, or diseases! Did we mention it is evergreen too?!

In fall to early winter soft pink double blooms coat this pretty evergreen shrub. The flowers are huge and full and look very similar to an old fashioned rose. Plant your October Magic® Dawn™ Camellia nearby so you can enjoy the heavenly scent of the blooms. You'll love the show the hummingbirds and butterflies put on dancing around the scented delights as well! The shiny green foliage is a year-round treasure so no bare branches even in winter!


October Magic® Dawn™ Camellia is salt, drought, and heat tolerant as well as disease and deer resistant. They prefer to be grown in well drained soil that is fertile, moist, and acidic. Camellias grow best in partial sun to partial shade, but they can tolerate full sun exposure. The October Magic® Dawn™ Camellia is a low maintenance gem you need in your landscape! No matter how big or small your yard this showy pink autumn bloomer is certain to add just the right touch.

October Magic Dawn Camellia Care

Plant your camellia any time of the year taking care to avoid temperature extremes.  The October Magic series grows in planting zones 7 to 9.

While the October Magic series will tolerate full sun, planting in part sun to part shade will offer the best blooms.  Camellias enjoy fertile, acidic, moist, but well drained soil.  When newly planted, water deeply at least twice weekly.  Camellias prefer a moist soil, but water requirements do diminish as the plant ages and is able to shade its own roots.  Mulching is a great way to keep the roots cool, soil moist, and add nutrients to the soil.  Prune in late winter or early spring if needed to remove dead and dying branches or correct aesthetic or structural issues

The October Magic Series is disease and deer resistant, and heat, drought, and salt tolerant.

Landscape ideas

There are many different ways to incorporate the October Magic® Dawn™ Camellia into your landscape. It can be used in a mixed border or for hedges or mass plantings. Try this gorgeous gem in a container for a distinctive look with loads of style.  At 4-6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide at maturity these easy to grow camellia stay much more compact that other camellias. The October Magic® Dawn™ Camellia is a perfect focal plant in urban areas with small landscapes. But these exciting camellias shine anywhere!  And they are sure to transform your landscape in fall to winter when nothing else is blooming!

Learn when to prune your flowering shrubs.

For additional options, be sure to browse our CamelliaFlowering Shrubs and Evergreen Shrubs collections.

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