Shishi Gashira Camellia
Fast growing, low maintenance, and simply beautiful! Shishi Gashira Camellia is known for it’s beautiful hot pink flowers that add fun color to landscapes!
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Other Species Names: Japanese Camellia
Plant Height: 48-60 in.
Spread: 72-96 in.
Plant Form: low spreading
Summer Foliage Color: Green
Minimum Sunlight: Partial Shade
Maximum Sunlight: Partial Shade
Shishi Gashira Camellia boasts a profusion of hot pink, semi-double blooms with golden yellow centers and glossy, dark green foliage. Flowers are perfect for cutting. Use as a colorful low hedge, espalier or high profile groundcover. An early to mid-season bloomer. Evergreen.
Shishi Gashira Camellia is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics. Shishi Gashira Camellia is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent, Mass Planting, Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use, Container Planting.
Planting & Growing
Shishi Gashira Camellia will grow to be about 4 to 5 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This shrub does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. Shishi Gashira Camellia makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.