Camellia hiemalis 'Shishi Gashira' ('Beni-Kan-Trubaki')

Shishi Gashira Camellia, Beni-Kan-Trubaki Camellia




Family: Theaceae

Genus: Camellia

Parent: Camellia hiemalis

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: To 6' tall and wide but easy to maintain smaller

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Red flowers, early, semi double to rose form double. Often shown as a Sasanqua Camelllia. Low spreading plant that can be kept at 3' tall and 5' wide. Blooms in November. Red flowers.


Originated in 1894 in Ikeda City, Kansai area, Japan.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in September 2010 and planted it in the back behind the garage. It got burned by the sun before planting and was just starting to bloom when the cold weather began. During the winter the leaves turned a purple-green from cold. It did not put on much new growth in 2011 but did bloom in December 2011. It slowly gained foliage and looked much healthier in autumn 2012.

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