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Prized both for the exceptional showy beauty of their blooms and their rich evergreen foliage, when the rest of the garden ‘sleeps’, Camellias (Queens of the winter) burst into flower mode with an exquisite display. There are so many different types of camellia, but two of the most commonly grown varieties that we stock here at Twin Branch are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua and hybrids of these.

Camellia japonica, also known as Common Camellia or Japanese camellia, are slow-growing, large evergreen woody shrubs or small trees in the Theaceae (tea) family. They produce large, round blooms in shades of white to many shades of pink, and red from late Winter into early Spring. Their blooms come in various forms and may be single, semi-double, double, formal double, or peony formed. The leaves of the Camellia japonica are glossy, large, and dark green. This variety is best suited to filtered sun or part shade.

Camellia sasanqua, sometimes referred to as Christmas Camellias, in comparison are smaller, faster-growing shrubs producing smaller, more delicate blooms in shades of white, yellow , pink, and red from early Fall to Mid-winter providing a profusion of color during the cooler months. Their leaves are also glossy and dark green but generally smaller than those of the Japonica varieties. Camellia sasanquas prefers a sunny to partly shaded position with well-drained soil and can tolerate more sun than Camellia Japonica.

Camellia Japonica

Camellia Japonica - April Remembered

Vigorous and perhaps one of the hardiest in the April Camellia Series, ‘April Remembered’ upright evergreen camellia is a noteworthy variety, sporting masses of large, fragrant,  4.5 –5 inch semi-double flowers with pink petals that darken towards the edge from the creamy colored centers surrounding golden-yellow stamens. The flowers provide a beautiful contrast against the gorgeous dark green foliage. Bloom time can extend over a long period through winter and mid spring, depending on the planting location. 

With mature dimensions of on average 8 – 10 ft. tall and 6- 8 feet wide, as a shrub it is ideal for use as a hedge or background plant, in groupings, and is especially nice as espalier. It can also be used as a small tree. 

Light Requirements: Part Shade to Full Shade, Filtered Sun.

Camellia Japonica - April Tenille

This profuse upright, vigorous, dense & consistent bloomer produces large sized single 5″ x 3″ loose peony form flowers with centers in light blush pink. It has gold anthers and white filaments. The light blush pink center deepens to a pale pink towards the outer petals.

Leaves are dark green with low serration. Blooming mid-season it’s suitable for a variety of landscaping uses.

Camellia Japonica - April Tryst

A handsome, moderate growing on average 5 to 8 ft tall, 4 ft. wide upright shrub with glossy dark green leaves and very showy, fragrant Anemone formed red flowers with white-striped petaloids that arrive in late winter to early spring. A little more cold tolerant than most varieties it’s a useful shrub as an evergreen hedge, screen, or foundation plant

Light Requirements: Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade.

Camellia Japonica - Black Tie

Originating in Georgia in 1975 Black Tie Camellia is prized for its exquisite, formal double, true deep 2.5-to-3-inch red  flowers appearing in the late winter into Spring.  An upright, dense specimen it is a large shrub to small tree and has a moderate growth rate reaching heights of around 10-12 ft tall and 6- 8 feet wide. 

Light Requirements : Morning Sun, Dappled, Filtered Sun, Light Shade.

Camellia japonica - Brother Rose

This compact shrubs growth is upright, dense, and average in growth rate. Med to large 3-5″ Orchid pink blooms with 34-36 petals, white anthers and filaments hold their rosebud centers for several days against mid-green leaves before fading. 

Blooms mid-season and grows on average to dimensions of  6-12 ft. tall and 4-8 ft. wide.

Camellia Japonica - Debutante

Blooming winter to early spring abundant, large, light pink, fully double peony-style blooms are a delightful contrast to the glossy, dark green leaves on this lovely evergreen. Growing approximately 6 to 12 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide Debutante Camellia can be grown as a large shrub or small tree. Mass in foundation plantings or use as an accent in lightly shaded beds or patio containers.

Light Requirements: Filtered Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

Camellia Japonica - Fire Falls

Fire Falls Camellia have medium to large, peony-to anemone form, brilliant red blooms in winter through spring accompanied by glossy, deep-green foliage. Reaching an average mature height of 8 to 12 feet and a mature width of 6 to 8 feet Fire Falls is a large evergreen shrub with an upright habit becoming rounded with age. A good companion is Professor Sargent Camellia.

Light Requirements : Morning sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade

Camellia Japonica – Georgia National Fair

The result of a chance seedling that originated in Charleston North Carolina  Georgia National Fare is dense, upright, and vigorous growing Camellia. Large to very large semi-double to peony form blooms are produced against dark green foliage. Blooms are variegated red with large amounts of interspersed  white.

Camellia Japonica - Greensboro Red

The Greensboro Red Camellia is a wonderful evergreen shrub that can also be used as a small ornamental tree. Reaching an average height of 6 to 10 feet and width of 5 to 6 feet it is a compact shrub with an upright growing habit and dark green, oval-shaped, glossy leathery foliage. Beautiful large semi-double red flowers with prominent yellow stamens  are produced from late winter to early spring. The flowers are great for cutting. With multi-season interest, this shrub is a perfect accent,  foundation and/or focal point.

Light Requirements: Prefers partial sun to partial shade

Camellia Japonica - Hariet Bisbee

A chance seedling this medium sized shrub produces blush pink, formal double blooms with in curved petals. It has a vigorous, upright growth. Smooth evergreen foliage provides Winter Interest.

Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade. Partial or Dappled Shade.

Camellia Japonica - High Fragrance

High Fragrance is a highly fragrant well branched hybrid that produces a plethora of large, and semi-double peony like soft creamy pink flowers against lustrous, dark, evergreen foliage late Fall through Early Spring. An upright grower with an open habit extending approximately 5 to 8 feet tall and 5 to 8 feet wide, it can be grown as a large shrub or small tree and is especially nice as an espalier. It also makes for an easy container plant.

Light Requirements: Partial Shade, Shade.

Camellia Japonica - Hilda Honeycutt

With a height of approximately 2-3 ft. and a spread of 3-5 ft. this camellia produces vibrant deep-pink to rose-red fully double blooms against a backdrop of lustrous, dark green, leathery foliage.

The blooms start appearing in fall into winter and may continue into spring.

Camellia Japonica – Kramer’s Supreme

Stunning peony-like, bright , rosy-red flowers with a delightful fragrance explode in Winter creating  a wonderful  contrast against glossy, dark green foliage. With minimal maintenance and upkeep this lovely shrub can add a great amount of color and beauty to your landscape, making it an excellent choice in woodland borders and foundation plantings, or as a hedge, border, privacy Screen or Espalier. Reaching 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide it slowly grows larger with age and maturity.

Light requirements: Filtered sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade.

Camellia Japonica – La Peppermint

A wonderful old variety favorite, in late winter through early spring, La Peppermint produces magical wide, pure white flowers that are randomly striped with streaks of red. Occasionally flowers may be half red and white to solid red. An upright growing reliable Camellia with typical dark green glossy foliage. The average expected Growth is  8-12’H x 6-10’W.

Light requirements – Morning Sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade

Camellia Japonica – Lady Clare

Growing 10 to 15 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide, in mid to late winter, Lady Clare Camellia produces showy large semi-double deep pink flowers against a backdrop of large, glossy, dark green leaves. The blooms ruffled petals resemble crêpe paper, and each bloom boasts a distinct and prominent column of golden-yellow stamens. Low maintenance and tolerant of heavy pruning it has many uses in the landscape as  either a large shrub or in tree form  and makes a lovely container plant.

Light requirements : Partial Shade or all day Filtered Sun

Camellia Japonica – Man Size

A favorite of Southern Gardens, this slow growing, upright plant with oval, shiny dark glossy green foliage spreads to a shrub or small tree with age. ‘Man Size’ produces beautiful petite anemone-form flowers in white with curly cream center petals. Flowers appear from Winter through to Spring. Perfect for planting under trees or as a display plant in containers they grow to a height of around 10 to 12 feet tall and 3 to 10 feet wide.

Light Requirements: Part Shade to Part Sun  

Camellia Japonica – Marie Bracey

A chance seedling growing on average  8 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide with a  long and colorful bloom season Marie Bracey is a low maintenance prized variety and great option for all your landscape needs.

An abundance of magical double pink lacy, delicate flowers giving off a pleasant fragrance emerge in mid to late winter against a backdrop of glossy green leaves. The shrub  is useful as specimen, focal point, in groupings, as a hedge, background plant or as an espalier.

Light Requirements: Morning Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade.

Camellia Japonica – Morning Glow

Growing to an average of 6 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide  this is a vigorous evergreen grower with a dense and upright columnar habit and glossy leaves that stay deep green year-round. Appearing mid to late winter and continuing well into spring an abundance of large, and formal double porcelain  white flowers are produced. There are no visible stamens but rather a soft yellow glow at the center.

Light Requirements: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun.

Camellia Japonica – Professor Charles S. Sargent

An old and reliable favorite and early bloomer, over an extended period from as early as late November to May, Professor Charles S. Sargent Camellia produces dense rounded flowers in a tight, peony to anemone form that are simply packed with dark red petals.  Leaves are dark green, thick, broad, and elliptic. This is a vigorous and fast-growing evergreen shrub with a dense upright to rounded shape and an average expected mature height and width of  8-12′ x 6-8′.

Light Requirements: Morning sun, Filtered sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade

Camellia Japonica – Purple Dawn

A reliable and easily grown shrub Purple Dawn Camellia, also known as  ‘Mathotiana’, Mathotiana Rubra, Purple Emperor, Purple Prince among others is prized for its bold beautiful large, formal double dark purplish- deep pink- flowers that look as though they’ve been spray painted with a purplish tinge around the edges. The purple cast appears more evident as the blooms age. Blooms continue well into spring and are wonderful for cutting.

Moderate to tall growing with an upright habit of growth approximately to 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide, Purple Dawn Camellia makes a strong presence in a garden used as an Accent, Hedge, Border Plant,  in Group Plantings, and in Containers.

Light Requirements:  Filtered Sun.

Camellia Japonica – Royal Velvet

If you are looking to impress Royal Velvet Camellia may just be the shrub for you. It was named  the camellia of the year for the 2023-2024 season by the American Camellia Society due to its winter hardiness. Produced in late winter and early spring the saturated, true red  velvety petals of these large semi-double flowers surrounding prominent bright yellow center stamens against a background of lustrous, glossy dark-green leaves lend a “royal” air to any garden. 

A very hardy, compact, vigorous upright to rounded habit plant growing to about 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide, it can be used in a number of applications in  the landscape both as a shrub or small tree.

Light Requirements – Sun-dappled part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade.

Camellia Japonica – Sea Foam

Growing on average 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide Sea Foam is considered to be the  most, elegant, beautiful, and vigorous of all white Camellia Japonica hybrids.  This exquisite shrub  produces an abundance of medium to large pure white, fully double, perfectly formed flowers with elegantly cupped petals late winter through spring. Flowers stand out against and are complemented by its evergreen, rich, glossy, large deep-green foliage.

With an upright to rounded growth habit the plant makes for a very strong tall hedge, a privacy screen, specimen, accent, or in mass plantings. It’s a great variety for Southern landscapes due to its heat and humidity tolerance.

Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade

Camellia Japonica – Silver Waves

In late Winter to early Spring Silver Waves Camellia features abundant, large, showy silvery white, yellow-centered, semi-double blooms that  contrast with gorgeous  dark green evergreen foliage.

Slowly reaching 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; larger with age this relatively low maintenance multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth is a great option for use as an Accent or massed in foundation plantings or to create a flowering evergreen hedge or screen. Also, a wonderful choice for espalier and Container Planting .

Light Requirements: Partial shade to shade for best results.

Camellia Japonica – Slim & Trim

An excellent  small-leaved form with slow to moderate growth, a distinctive columnar habit staying narrow and upright and producing lovely simple single pink flowers. The leaves are tiny and narrow with short internodes creating a very dense plant.  Growing approximately 6-8 ft. high and 3 to 4 ft. wide this shrub is the ideal plant in the landscape for confined spaces. 

Light Requirements: Partial Shade

Camellia Japonica – Something Beautiful

A chance Seedling originating in Florida this small camellia produces formal double pale pastel pink flowers edged in light  burgundy against dark green foliage from winter into spring. With a vigorous growth rate, it is a compact , bushy, and upright shrub reaching approximately 10-12’ ft. high and 3-8 feet wide. 

Light Requirements: Light Shade, Filtered Sun.

Camellia Japonica – Southern Secret

From a chance seedling Southern Secret has an upright vigorous growth and produces large to very large, semi-double flowers with  deep coral pink outer petals, shading to a lighter coral pink center with golden anthers and yellow filaments early to midseason. Centre petals are slightly ruffled and fluted and the foliage is dark green. 

Camellia Japonica – Sweet Sensation

An award winning heavily scented Camellia featuring a profuse abundance of large pink, peony-form blooms with golden stamens mid-season January through March .

With an upright habit this beautiful large shrub grows approximately to 8-12 ft. tall and 6-10 ft. wide. Use as a specimen, hedge, screen or in large containers.

Light Requirements: Light Shade, Filtered Sun, Part Shade.

Camellia Japonica – Taylor’s Perfection

A beautiful mid to late blooming shrub producing an abundance of gorgeous large, semi-double light pink blooms set against dark green foliage. A slow grower reaching a height of approximately 10 ft. and a width of 6 – 8 ft makes for a wonderful Accent or Flowering Hedge.

Light Requirements: Morning Sun, Light Shade, Filtered Sun, Part Shade.

Camellia Japonica – Tiffany

With an upright and vigorous growth habit this showy shrub or small tree produces large orchid pink to light pink loose informal peony form blooms against mid green foliage in winter to spring. Height ranges between 10 – 12 ft. high and between 4 – 10 ft. wide.

Light Requirements: Part Sun to Partial Shade.

Camellia Japonica – Turnadot

With good cold-hardiness Turnadot is a large, upright multi-stemmed shrub  producing masses of double peony form red flowers with yellow stamens from late winter to early spring. Growing to approximately 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet it is a relatively low maintenance shrub it is a useful choice for the outdoor landscape and is also well-suited for use in containers.

Light Requirements: Partial Shade to Shade.

Camellia Japonica – Victory White

Bringing a delightful elegance to the Winter Landscape this mid-season January to March blooming camellia is a vigorous and fast grower, reaching heights of approximately 8-10 feet and width of 8 feet. It produced medium-sized, loose double to peony form white blooms with little yellow eyes contrasting beautifully with shiny dark evergreen foliage. Useful as an Accent, in mass planting, for Hedges/Screening and in container gardening.

Light Requirements: Partial Shade to Shade.

Camellia Japonica – White By The Gate

An absolutely exquisite shrub producing numerous large beautifully formed white formal flowers with buttery yellow eyes at the end of its branches in late winter through spring set against lustrous, oval, glossy, deep-green evergreen foliage. In peak bloom, the abundance of buds and flowers is a sight to behold almost hiding the foliage. White by the Gate grows to be a large specimen to an average mature height of approximately  8-12 ft. heigh and 6-10 ft. wide and is a great option as an Accent, in mass planting, for Hedges/Screening and in container gardening.

Light Requirements: Morning Sun, Partial Shade to Shade.

Camellia Japonica – William Forest Bray

A larger camellia growing to approximately 8 – 12 ft. tall and 6-10 ft. wide William Forest Bray is useful as a tree, specimen or to create colorful, evergreen hedges or screens. In late winter to mid spring the shrub produces large rose red double blooms splotched with white against dark green foliage.

Light Requirements: Filtered sun to Part Shade.

Camellia Sasanqua

Camellia Sasanqua - Asakura

Asakura Camellia is a tall, fast-growing, showy, long flowering evergreen shrub with an upright habit and glossy deep green evergreen leaves. The shrub produces large 4-5″ semi-double flowers that open white with a pink blush when unfurled. With bloom maturity the pink blush fades to a pure white.  Growing on average to around 10 to 12 ft tall, 6-8  ft. wide Asakura blooms from fall into winter and is useful as a Hedge, Screen, Espalier, Topiary, Specimen, Standard, or for use in Pots and Containers.

Light Requirements: Part Shade, Lightly shaded.

Camellia Sasanqua - Alabama Beauty

This sensational upright evergreen  blooms profusely during fall into winter with an abundance of large, 3-4″ rosy-red, semi-double flowers against dark green foliage. One of the first to flower in fall, this camellia, can be grown as a shrub or small tree. Growing to approximately 10-15’ high and 6 to 10’ wide it is an excellent option as an Accent, Screen, Hedge, Border, Corner, or Privacy shrub. It also makes for a wonderful Espalier.

Light Requirements: Full morning Sun to Part Shade.

Camellia Sasanqua - Apple Blossom

A versatile camellia and vigorous grower displaying profuse, large, lightly fragrant, pink-edged single white round blooms with yellow stamens in fall through winter. With its mature dimensions of between 8-10’ tall and wide and dense, glossy dark green foliage it makes for a perfect hedge, screen, or espalier specimen.

Light Requirements: Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade.

Camellia Sasanqua - Bonanza

A versatile medium sized evergreen with a spreading to upright habit producing a profusion of bold scarlet, pink peony-like 3-4″ blooms amid glossy, dark green glossy foliage in the fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. An early season bloomer. Reaching around 4 to 6 ft. tall, spreading 5 – 8 ft. wide it can be used as a low hedge, screen, foundation plant and espalier.

Light Requirements:  Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade.

Camellia Sasanqua - Cleopatra

With an average  height and Width at maturity of around  6-10′ by 6-8′ Cleopatra is a moderate growing compact, evergreen with a bushy, upright to rounded habit of growth. Glossy, dark green leaves provide a perfect contrast to semi-double, ruffled soft rose-pink blossoms that bloom in the fall and early-winter.  Works well as a hedge or container specimen.

Light Requirements: Morning Sun,  Partial Sun to Shade.

Camellia Sasanqua – Cool Breeze

This lovely long lasting profuse bloomer has consistent form producing medium sized 3.25″ x 1.5″ rose form double form white blooms with yellow anthers and white filaments in early to midseason. Upright and dense with dark green leaves, the shrub has a vigorous growth rate and is a useful option in landscapes.

Light Requirements :  Sunny or partly shaded position.

Camellia Sasanqua - Cotton Candy

This is a sturdy, densely branched upright shrub producing a plethora of fully double, fluffy  pink flowers with a sweet cotton candy-like fragrance. A popular ornamental bush with small dark green leaves, it is a wonderful option for use  as an espalier and also often used in Bonsai. With an average height of 5 to 8 ft. and width of 4-6 ft. it makes a useful  hedge in the landscape but can also be pruned and “limbed up” as a lovely small specimen tree.  

Light Requirements: Morning Sun, Dappled or Filtered Sun.

Camellia Sasanqua – Daydream Believer

Camellia Sasanqua Daydream Believer is an upright evergreen hybrid shrub with glossy leaves that is a popular choice for landscape plantings, borders, and hedges. It has medium to large single white flowers with prominent stamens and blooms from early fall into winter. This camellia is a fairly fast grower vigorously reaching 8-10 ft in height in approximately 10 years. 

Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning Sun

Camellia Sasanqua – Daydream

A fall blooming, slow growing, upright to spreading low maintenance evergreen shrub or small tree Camellia with medium to large single  crinkled white blooms edged with deep rose-pink flowers and  golden anthers and yellow filaments contrasted against oval, glossy, broadleaf leaves. Growing to a height of approximately 8-10 ft. tall and 5-10 feet wide  they work well as accents or in group plantings, borders, and hedges.

Camellia Sasanqua - Dazzler

This slow to moderate growing, upright to spreading evergreen shrub or small tree produces oval, glossy, leaves and profuse 3-4-inch red to reddish-pink semi-double peony-form flowers Mid Fall Late Fall/Early Winter. With an average height of 4-6’ and a width of 6-8’ this shrub is a favorite of Southern gardens and also container friendly.

Light Requirements: Prefers partial to light shade, can adapt to full sun. 

Camellia Sasanqua - Dreamweaver

The enchanting, captivating and aptly named dream Weaver offers an abundance of exquisite two-toned double blooms that are a light blush pink to white darkening to a deep pink are set against a background of dark glossy leaves. With a mature height and width of approximately 7ft. by 5ft. this upright and exceptionally vigorous sasanqua is a hybrid of the ‘Yume’ Camellia and blooms from October through December.  Excellent as an Accent or in Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasScreening, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers

Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Sun

Camellia Sasanqua - Falling Star

With an upright dense growth habit and an average mature height of 6-10 feet and mature width of 5-6 feet Falling Star produces medium size white single petal blooms with yellow stamen centers in the fall October through December. Blooms are supported by  dark glossy oblong pointed leaves with a slightly toothed edge. This shrub is a great option for use as a Feature, Flowering evergreen hedge, in mass planting or in large containers.

Light Requirements : Partial Sun to Shade

Camellia Sasanqua - Hot Flash

A prolific bloomer that displays an explosion of bright pinkish-red double blooms from fall into winter. This camellia offers a compact-spreading nature, shiny, attractive deep green foliage and features a vigorous growth rate reaching a height of about 5 feet and a width of around 6 feet. An excellent option  for smaller spaces it can be used in a variety of ways to enhance your landscape – as a specimen,

for low hedges and borders and as a foundation plant.


Light Requirements: Sunlight Full to Partial.

Camellia Sasanqua - Justrite

This vigorous growing shrub has a plant habit that is upright and dense. A long-lasting profuse bloomer with consistent form producing medium sized Carmine red blooms with golden anthers and golden filaments in early to midseason. The dark green leaves have medium serration and average The plant is suitable for landscaping use.

Light Requirements: Prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade, Partial or Dappled Shade

Camellia Sasanqua - Kanjiro

A beautiful and versatile shrub that is perfect for any garden. Kanjiro displays beautiful delicate cerise pink semi-double blooms with golden stamens and a slight fragrance. A mid-season bloomer it is a moderate grower reaching 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide. With a dense semi-weeping habit and glossy, dark green foliage it is an exceptional evergreen option for foundation planting and backgrounds. Also makes outstanding cut flowers.

Light requirements – Filtered sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun.

Camellia Sasanqua – Leslie Anne

Leslie Ann is a vigorous mostly upright growing hardy evergreen shrub to small tree that makes for a wonderful specimen, screen, or large hedge and will mature on average at 8 to 12 feet tall in the landscape and 4 to 5 feet wide. A plethora of white flowers edged in a rich rosy blush are produced in early in the season

Light requirements: Mostly sunny, Part shade, Morning sun, Part sun, Filtered shade, Bright shade.

Camellia Sasanqua – Mine No Yuki

A very popular variety Mine No Yuki Camellia also known as the White Doves Camellia, is considered by many to be the best of the white fall-flowering varieties. It’s no wonder since it puts on a most magical show in the  fall and early winter with an abundance of slightly fragrant pure white petaled blooms with golden yellow stamens that stand out magnificently against a background of beautiful very dark evergreen green foliage. Reaching an average size of 5-8′ high x 5-8′ wide this shrub is ideal as a natural hedge, specimen, accent, mass planting, or for use in a container.

Light Requirements: Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade.

Camellia Sasanqua – No Doubt

With a dense upright habit and vigorous growth rate No Doubt produces medium sized rich crimson rose red blooms with golden anthers and filaments against a backdrop of medium green leaves. A long-lasting profuse bloomer early to midseason has heavy petal texture with consistent form and florescence.

Camellia Sasanqua – Our Linda

A chance Seedling Our Linda’ is an upright and dense cultivar that has some of the largest double flowers of the sasanquas. Producing Semi-double to rose-form double blooms in light rose-pink shading darker at the edges this lovely shrub will add year-round interest to your garden.  The fragrant flowers have been described as resembling cotton candy. It can be pruned into a small tree. Pruning should be accomplished after flowering has ended.  

With an average height of 8 – 12 ft. and a width of 6 – 8 ft. this low maintenance shrub has many applications in the landscape as an Accent, in Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasScreening, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers. It can also easily be pruned into a small tree

Light Requirements: Full Sun, Part Sun.

Camellia Sasanqua – Pink Perplexion

October Magic Pink Perplexion is aptly named for the difficulty in describing the color – the soft pink flowers reminding one of ‘Pink Perfection’. A semi-dwarf plant with a spreading to rounded, compact growth it flowers in early fall continuing through mid-winter,  producing an abundance of soft pink double blooms against a backdrop of glossy, rich green foliage.

With an average height of 4-5′ and width of 4-5′ it is well suited as an accent, hedge, or espalier.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade.

Camellia Sasanqua – Pink Snow

A robust grower with an upright growth habit  Pink Snow produces an abundance of pink double blooms in the fall beautifully contrasted by glossy, dark green oblong pointed leaves. Growing to approximately 10 to 12 feet tall and 3-6 feet wide at maturity, Pink Snow Camellia can be grown as a large shrub or small tree. It is a great option for use as a flowering evergreen hedge, mass planting, Accent plant, as a specimen plant, in large container gardening and as an espalier.

Light Requirements:  Shade to Partial Sun. Afternoon Shade is preferred.

Camellia Sasanqua – Reverend Ida

A seedling of ‘Shishi Gashira’ Reverend Ida’ is a spreading compact shrub that produces an abundance of semi-double 2.5-to-3-inch blooms of an intense dark reddish-pink that contrast beautifully with a patch of bright golden stamens. The bloom season starts at the end of October and can last 2-3 months! This broadleaf evergreen shrub grows to around 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide  making it an excellent option for use in small spaces, groupings, home foundation plantings, in containers, or even as a Bonsai specimen. Attractive to bees and hummingbirds it contributes a glossy texture to the garden

Light Requirements:  Morning Sun, Filtered Sun, Light Shade.

Camellia Sasanqua – Rose of Autumn

A seedling selection from an open pollinated seed on ‘Kanjiro’ Rose of Autumn blooms in the fall with large rose-pink semi-double flowers edged with wavy petals against a backdrop of evergreen glossy leaves. As these blooms open up they become more rose-like and turn more baby pink as the bloom ages. Its  rapid vigorous upright growth habit reaching 6-8 ft in height and 4 -6 ft wide in 10 years lends itself to hedging. Excellent as a specimen.

Light Requirements:  Full sun, Filtered Sun.

Camellia Sasanqua – Setsugekka

Moderate growing and reaching 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide at maturity this mid-season fall through winter blooming shrub produces large, perfectly formed, semi-double, 3-4” white fragrant flowers with ruffled edges and a bright center of golden stamens.

The dense, semi-weeping graceful habit and glossy, dark green foliage are a perfect backdrop and contrast of color for the large flowers and create an exceptional evergreen foundation planting, as a screen, hedge or specimen as well as being an excellent option as an espalier. A lovely looking hardy shrub for year-round appeal and the flowers are fabulous for cutting.

Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade.

Camellia Sasanqua – Shishi Gashira

A profusion of large hot pink, semi-double blooms with golden yellow centers and glossy, dark green foliage cover this moderate growing dwarf evergreen shrub that reaches around 4 to 5 ft. tall and 6 to 8 ft. wide. Flowers are perfect for cutting.

With little to no maintenance and easy to grow Shishi Gashira  can be used in a variety of ways to enhance your landscape – useful as a colorful low hedge, foundation plant, espalier or high profile groundcover it provides lovely blooms year after year.

Light Requirements: Filtered Sun, Partial Shade, Shade.

Camellia Sasanqua – Silver Dollar

An abundance of medium-sized showy ruffled double blooms of pure white with a touch of pink are borne on an upright, slow growing, dense evergreen shrub in autumn and early winter. Leaves are small, dark, and glossy contrasting nicely with the white of the blooms.  Growing to a height of approximately 8 ft. by 6 ft. wide this shrub displays impressive hardiness and its round bushy habit make it a perfect option for screens and hedging. Can also be used successfully in large containers and espaliers. Silver Dollar is a delightful addition to any garden setting. 

Light Requirements :  Sunny or partly shaded position.


Camellia Sasanqua – Winter’s Joy

An excellent cold tolerant camellia Winter’s Joy is a mid-sized evergreen shrub with a upright columnar habit  that produces large, semi-double bright-pink showy flowers with yellow stamen from early fall into winter. Flowers bloom against  a wonderful backdrop of  lustrous dark green evergreen foliage.

Growing approximately 6 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide it is a great option in the landscape as an  Accent, in Group Plantings, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, for Screening and for use in Containers. Flowers are wonderful for cutting.

Light Requirements: Full Sun, Filtered light, Part Shade.

Camellia Sasanqua – Winter Snowman

A relatively low maintenance upright compact multi-stemmed shrub, moderate growing to approximately 12 ft. tall, and only 5 ft. wide and perfect as an Accent, for a tall informal hedge or Screening planting, Mass Planting, General Garden use and for use in Containers.

Emerging from distinctive pink flower buds Winter’s Snowman Camellia displays showy lightly-scented small semi-double anemone type white round flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the branches from mid fall to early winter. The shrub has glossy dark green evergreen foliage which emerges burgundy in spring.

Light Requirements: Partial Shade.

Camellia Sasanqua – Yultide

With Mature dimensions of approximately 8-10 ft. high and  6-8 ft.  wide this compactly growing evergreen shrub has glossy, small dark green leaves which remain throughout the year. A mid-season bloomer vibrant  true red single blooms with contrasting yellow stamens are formed during the winter.

Reaching approximately 8 – 10 ft. tall and wide this lovely shrub makes a statement in the winter garden as a natural hedge, foundation shrub or espalier specimen..

Light Requirements: Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade.

Camelia Sasanqua - Yume

This exceptional upright, open, compact, and carefree evergreen shrub is actually a hybrid between a japonica and a sasanqua that bridges the winter gap and enables it to bloom profusely from November into February/March. Single 2.5 to 3 inch sweetly fragrant flowers with alternating light pink and white petals and yellow centers are produced contrasted by glossy oval dark  leaves.

Somewhat smaller at maturity and reaching an approximate mature size of +6 by 6 ft it  is great as an accent, hedge, or in mass plantings and makes a wonderful espalier. ‘

Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade, Partial or Dappled Shade

Other Camellia Species

Camellia Handelii Weeping

This cold hardy plant has a weeping growth habit. Blooming late winter through early spring small single form white flowers and pink buds are arranged along the stems. The blooms tend to face downward and are among the most strongly-scented of the fragrant species. Flowers are good for cutting and the plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. The shrubs leaves are very small and narrow giving the plant a fine texture.

Camellia Hiemalis Wild Heart

An upright and dense shrub with consistent form, early to mid-season Wild Heart produces pale lavender small to medium sized semi-double blooms Shading To Darker Purplish Pink in the center with yellow anthers and filaments contrasted against medium green leaves.

With a vigorous growth rate, it is suited for many applications within the landscape.