Tour: Chinese Garden at the Huntington
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Sansanqua or Sun Camellia
Dwarf Compact Heavenly Bamboo
Sansanqua or Sun Camellia

Common name:Sansanqua or Sun Camellia
Botanical name:Camellia sasanqua

In contrast to other Camellias, this broad-leaved evergreen shrub has small foliage and a more open habit. Its long shoots are easily trained on a wall or fence. Flowering occurs in the fall to early winter, and produces single to fully double blossoms. There should be an incorporation of organic material into the planting bed.

Dwarf Compact Heavenly Bamboo

Common name:Dwarf Compact Heavenly Bamboo
Botanical name:Nandina domestica 'Nana'

The ' Nana' is a small, rounded shrub that grows from 12"-15" high. Its growth habit is dense, and the leaves become bright red in color in cold winter areas. It can receive sun to part shade, and is used well as an accent plant.

Designer: Huntington Gardens

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.