Ah, sasanqua camellias are the unheralded aristocrats of the garden world. They are in that rare class of flowers that bloom in the darkest days of winter, and they bloom with complete abandon. (Unfortunately they shudder at a truly cold winter, so they reserve their unparalleled beauty for mild winter gardens.) If you are lucky enough to live where they love, though, Shishi Gashira Camellia (Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira')will reward you with eye-candy from Halloween through Christmas (at least).
This evergreen is wider than it is tall, so it fills in your bare spaces quickly and well. Shishi Gashira is covered in a profusion of semi-double flowers in an eye-catching hot pink with a sunny yellow central eye - the perfect foil for gray winter days. The flowers are classic cutting flowers and a dozen blooms floated in a large bowl of water makes and unforgettable centerpiece for the holidays.
This excellent shrub is so versatile, too. Use it in foundation plantings where its evergreen leaves will hide unsightly edges. It grows low enough to tuck under windows without blocking the view. Mass several of them under tall trees or at the edge of the property to draw the eye. Use them singly as a natural sculpture by the pool.
Shishi Gashira has a unique weeping form that just adds to the romantic quality of this beautiful shrub. Their branches will trail off of rocks and walls and over the edges of large containers.
This will truly be a welcome addition to our garden, so order your Shishi Gashira Camellia today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira'|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Evenly moist|
|Moisture||Water carefully to establish then weekly as needed|
|Flower Color||Hot Pink|