Camellia x vernalis ‘Hiryu’
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.
Camellia x vernalis
Certain camellias once classed as sasanquas have been placed here because they bloom later, are often denser in growth, shinier in leaf, and have firmer-textured flowers. They are generally sold as sasanquas.‘Hiryu’
Deep red, small, rose-form double blooms on a dense, upright plant about 9 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.
Midseason. Medium, white semidouble to anenome-form flowers dramatically streaked with red and pi...
Grows at a moderate to fast rate, eventually reaching 40–80 ft. tall, with a heavy-limbed crown ...
Midseason bloom. Coral pink semidouble flowers form garlands along the branches. Slow grower to 6...