Camellia sasanqua Paradise Exotic Jewel

PBR Variety Name: 'ParExo'
Common Name: Camellia sasanqua
Height , Medium Growing (2 - 3m)
Spread: , Broad (2 - 3m)
Growing Conditions:
Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant, Full Sun, Moderate Watering, Part Shade, Tolerates Dryness

Paradise 'Exotic Jewel' has double flowers.

The double flowers open deep glowing-pink in colour, aging to crimson-red. Flowering mid sesaon from May. Lots of flowers open in small clusters. Delicate perfume. Plant habit is elegant, slightly arching & upright with a deep green foliage.

Paradise sasanquas can be grown Australia wide. They are tolerant of heat and light frost.

Low to medium hedges

Informal borders

Feature shrubs


Large containers

  • Containers
  • Hedging
  • Screening
  • Shrubs

Full sun to light shade

Camellia sasanqua prefer a well drained acid soil. They will not tolerate waterlogged soil and heavy soils should be improved with plenty of organic matter prior to planting.

All camellias require good drainage.

Space plants 1m apart for a hedge or border.

With heavy, clay or very poor soils add organic matter to the area prior to planting.

Dig your hole approximately twice the size of the pot being transplanted.

Backfill around your plant with loose soil ensuring that the top of the root ball is sitting level with the surrounding ground.

Water deeply and mulch.

Staking of your camellias is recommended to help support soft new growth and helps to produce a larger plant more quickly.

Although very tolerant of dry conditions once established Sasanqua's will benefit from regular deep watering around the base for the first 3 months after transplanting.

Mulching will help to protect surface roots from extremes of temperature and also help to maintain moisture levels in the soil. The mulch layer should be applied 10cm thick and kept 5cm - 10cm away from the base of the plant to ensure adequate air flow around the stem of the plant.

Pruning can be done at any time of the year but remember your flowers form on the growth made in spring. Pruning off this spring growth will remove your next flowers. The best time to prune is after flowering in early to mid winter.

Feed your Camellias in spring and summer with a high quality complete fertiliser.

Look out for this label in all good garden centres.

Pruned Vs UnPruned Height

The heights listed here are what is commonly achieved for this variety with periodic trimming and maintenance. Plants are living things and under certain conditions or without periodic maintenance, plants may achieve up to double the dimensions listed herein.