Sasanqua Camellia, Autumn Camellia 'Kanjiro'

Camellia sasanqua

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: sasanqua (suh-SAN-kwuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kanjiro
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:



Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter





Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama

Capistrano Beach, California

Wilmington, Delaware

Ormond Beach, Florida

Punta Gorda, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Alpharetta, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Independence, Louisiana

Clemmons, North Carolina

Garner, North Carolina

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Ladys Island, South Carolina

Garland, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Manor, Texas

Missouri City, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 3, 2009, Lindysa from San Antonio, TX wrote:

I got this plant from a friend last christmas it had not grown for her. I put it in a pot and two weeks ago it started blooming, beautiful reddish pink tons of blooms. I had put Hasta gro plant food on all my plants the mid of Nov for winter. My question for anyone is do I need to bring it in for freezing weather? I live in San Antonio, tx and they are calling for freeze HELP!!! I love it and don't want to lose it! Thanks for any help


On Jul 2, 2007, rjones8194 from Independence, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I love camellias and have grown both the camellia japonicas and sasanqua here. We've also had success grafting and rooting the japonicas as well as rooting the sasanquas. We haven't tried the grafting for this type. It's recommended that rooting be done in midsummer.


On Dec 23, 2006, Palmgirl from Garland, TX wrote:

I bought this plant on sale from Walmart fall of 2005 and its been in the pot since then. A week ago my husband noticed beautiful rose colored "weird flower" his word. The tag was still on it and it says it's a Kajiro Camellia. Yes, it grows here in Dallas area with no problem.


On Jan 28, 2006, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Beautiful deep rosy-pink with blossoms that have a scent close to rose. Great nectar plant in the late winter for bees.


On Jan 11, 2006, aprilwillis from Missouri City, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Easy to grow, very beautiful blooms lasting several days, great late fall/early winter color. Needs shade in summer but in winter can tolerate sun.