Camellia hiemalis ‘Shishi-Gashira’
Native to eastern and southern Asia. There are more than 3,000 named kinds of camellias, and the range in color, size, and form is remarkable. The genus includes the plant from which we get tea, but most garden plants are robust shrubs that flower in winter or spring.
Includes a number of varieties formerly listed as sasanquas but differing in their later, longer bloom and heavier-textured flowers.‘Shishi-Gashira’
One of the most useful and ornamental shrubs. Low growing (3 ft. high and 6 ft. wide), with arching branches that in time pile up tier on tier to make a compact, dark green, glossy-leafed plant. Leaves are rather small for a camellia, with medium-fine foliage texture. Flowers are rose-red, semidouble to double, 2–2 1/2 in. wide, heavily borne over a long season—fall through winter in a good year. Full sun or shade.
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