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PlantFiles: Sasanqua Camellia, Autumn Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'Kanjiro'

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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Lindysa 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

Positive rjones8194 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.

Positive Palmgirl 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.

Positive QueenB 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.

Positive aprilwillis 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.


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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