Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: 6 to 10' tall, 5 to 7' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Densely branched shrub to small tree, pyramidal to oval shape. Glossy green leaves, smaller than those of Camellia japonica. Also blooms earlier - autumn to early winter. Flowers are single or double, white, various shades of pink and red. Acidic, moist, well-drained soil.
From Bot. Reg.
It is of quick growth, attaining the height of about 8 feet, smaller in all parts than japonica, but larger than Thea, with round branches of a brownish red colour, deciduously villous, pliant, and weak. The number of petals is very variable, as well as the indentation of their circumference.
- Camellia sasanqua 'Leslie Ann'
- Camellia sasanqua 'Lisa'
- Camellia sasanqua 'Mine-No-Yuki'
- Camellia sasanqua 'Pink Snow'
- Camellia sasanqua 'Starry Pillar'
Native to Japan.
Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 12 in 1815.
From Bot. Reg.
It is of recent introduction into Europe, having been first received from China (to which it belongs as well as Japan) in 1811... We believe it first flowered in the conservatory of Sir Joseph Banks, after whose Lady it has been named in the late edition of the Hortus Kewensis.
Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:
- Camellia hybrida
- Camellia brevistyla (Hayata) Cohen-Stuart
- Camellia caudata Wall.
- Camellia chrysanthoides H.T.Chang
- Camellia crapnelliana Tutcher
- Camellia edithae Hance
- Camellia grijsii Hance
- Camellia hiemalis Nakai
- Camellia japonica L.
- Camellia nitidissima C.W.Chi
- Camellia reticulata Lindl.
- Camellia saluenensis Stapf ex Bean
- Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze
- Camellia transarisanensis (Hayata) Cohen-Stuart
- Camellia x williamsii W.W.Sm.