Camellia sasanqua 'Setsugekka'

Autumn Camellia

Evergreen Shrub

One of the best autumn/winter blooming Camellias. A display of semi-double white flowers begins in early November and finishes in January. It's a vigorous evergreen shrub for full sun to light shade. It will appreciate light summer water but is very drought adapted when established. To 8′ x 6′ in 6 years. Excellent as an espalier or for a front yard garden or courtyard. A handsome and stylish shrub for year round appeal.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Occasional, Regular / Even


Size: 48 - 72 tall x 48 - 72 wide
Shape / Form: Columnar / Narrow
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Green
Leaf Shape: Elliptical

Flower Color: White
Bloom Season: Winter, Late Fall / Early Winter
Flower Shape: Single

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Once-a-Year Maintenance

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Fall, Year-round Interest
Position / Role: back drop
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos