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PlantFiles: Sasanqua Camellia, Autumn Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: sasanqua (suh-SAN-kwuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Shishi Gashira
Additional cultivar information: (aka Shishigashira)
Hybridized by Zasshi; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1894

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Good Fall Color

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive docturf On Jan 21, 2008, docturf from Conway, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very strong, reliable bloomer in Coastal South Carolina; usually starts to bloom in late November/early December and lasts through mid to late January.Docturf


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

Sacramento, California
Wilmington, Delaware
Pensacola, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
Cumming, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (2 reports)
Echo, Louisiana
Scott, Louisiana
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Morehead City, North Carolina
Conway, South Carolina
Cibolo, Texas
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Virginia Beach, Virginia

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