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
Registered or introduced: 1894
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Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Rose/Mauve

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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