Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira'

Camellia Shishi Gashira, Beni Kan Tsubaki Sasanqua Camellia, Shi-Shi Gashira Sasanqua Camellia

Camellia hiemalis 'Shishigashira', Camellia sasanqua 'Shishigashira', Camellia sasanqua 'Shi-Shi Gashira', Camellia hiemalis 'Shi-Shi Gashira', Camellia h. 'Beni-Kan-Tsubaki'

Evergreen Shrub

This variety of camellia has a growth habit this wider than it is tall which is less common in camellias but quite useful. Its beautiful blooms are especially welcome as they provide color in late fall, and into winter. A profusion of dark pink, semi-double blooms with golden yellow centers and glossy, dark green foliage. Flowers are perfect for cutting. Use as a colorful low hedge, espalier or high profile ground cover. An early to mid-season bloomer. This evergreen shrub is a moderate grower reaching 4 to 5 feet tall by 6 to 8 feet wide. Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry, though generally quite drought tolerant. Grow in part sun, filtered sun, or in shade.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Part Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

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


Size: 48 - 60 tall x 72 - 96 wide
Shape / Form: Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attractive Foliage, Flowers, Long Blooming, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Green
Leaf Shape: Elliptical

Flower Color: Magenta / Deep Pink, Pink
Bloom Season: Dec, Fall, Late Fall / Early Winter, Winter
Flower Shape: Rose / Rosette

Uses and Applications

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

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low