With origins in southern Japan Camellia sasanqua is a great shrub. When compared to the Camellia Japonica this is a smaller growing variety. (6-10’ tall and wide) A densely pyramidal shrub with many uses including a colorful hedge, screen, and border shrub it also does well as an espalied plant.Plant in a highly organic well drained soil. Preferring partial shade, the glossy green leaves are considerably smaller than the japonica varieties. The flowers emerge a bit earlier than the C. japonica varieties and range in flower color from white to red, to pink and are 2-3” in diameter.

Some of the most commonly available varities:

‘Setsugekka’ Flowers large white demi-double with wavy edges. Upright.

‘Yuletide’ Bright red single flowers, blooming in December. Upright.

‘Shishi Gashira’ Rose semi-double blooms. Flowers are perfect for cutting. Low spreader. Late blooming

Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’