Shishi Gashira Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira'
Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||kuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Fall through Winter|
|Design Ideas||This low and wide spreader boasts hot pink flowers and is ideal for raised planters in city gardens. Allow its unique weeping form to create the background for a romantic garden setting, or use it as a front-of-the-border feature. Excellent up against the house to cover foundations and to tuck neatly beneath windows. For a colorful effect during the dull days of winter, mass several under very large tree canopies with filtered shade. Equally at home as a single specimen around water gardens and pools, where the pendulous branches may trail off boulders and falling petals may float upon the still water.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||Azalea & Camellia Food|
|Special Feature||Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
|Key Feature||Cool Season Flowers|
Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Prune lightly to shape and feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10