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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Plant Height: 6 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Bright pink to rosy red with paler petal centers and numerous gold stamens.
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Winter
Uses: Provides winter interest
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Sasanqua Camellia
  • Autumn Camellia
  • Camellia
Also sold as:
  • Kanjirō

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Date: 2021-11-26
Location: duke gardens, durham, north carolina
Date: 11-18-2023
Uploaded by Hamwild
Location: At a local nursery
Location: Nationale Plantentuin (Meise - Brussel - Belgium)
Date: 2019-12-03
Location: Seminole County, Florida, United States
Date: 2019-12-31
Location: Nationale Plantentuin (Meise - Brussel - Belgium)
Location: Nationale Plantentuin (Meise - Brussel - Belgium)
Date: 2020-01-22
Uploaded by Hamwild
Uploaded by Hamwild
Location: Decatur, GA
Date: 2020-11-08
November blooms
Uploaded by Hamwild
Location: My Garden
Date: 11-18-2021
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2007-10-31
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2007-10-31
Location: Casselberry, Florida, United States
Date: 2020-01-01
Location: My Garden 
Date: 11-18-2021
Uploaded by Hamwild

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Crane Hill AL
Date: 2012-11-19

Photo courtesy of Camellia Forest Nursery
Location: . 
Date: 2015-12-26
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Home Grown Gardens Nursery
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2008-11-21
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2020-11-20
Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Feb 20, 2012 1:41 PM concerning plant:
    This shrub loves warm days and cool nights.
    Native to Japan, sasanquas have a long history of use for tea, oil and ornament.

    Sasanquas prefer partial shade, but established, well watered specimens will tolerate full sun. The soil should be moist and acidic with ample drainage. A slow growing shrub.

    Lightly prune after flowering and just before growth starts in the spring, as they do not recover well from harsh pruning.

    Uses: Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary, Bonsai, Espalier.

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