This variety of Camellia is so fantastic and versatile you're definitely going to want some for your garden. So let's start with how to pronounce the name - "Sa - sang - kwa". Now you can be sure you'll be shown the right plant when you head into the nursery - and the boys will be impressed!
Originating in Japan these Camellias are known as the "Autumn Camellia" as they start flowering from as early as March. The flowers are usually quite small, often single and produced in such profusion it is sometimes difficult to see the foliage. Many have a soft delicate fragrance. The leaves are small, dainty and quite pointed. When the new foliage emerges towards spring it is quite soft and sensual with warm bronzy tones, which eventually mature to the more familiar glossy dark green. Despite the beauty of the flowers it is the foliage which provides the versatility so loved by landscape designers and gardeners all over the world.
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Sasanqua Camellias are extremely tolerant of being shaped, cliped, twisted and tied. They are ideal for hedges, screens, espalier, topiary, growing in a container etc. etc. Or you can simply use them as a foliage (and flower) backdrop for your borders and shrubberies. Sasanquas are fast growing and probably the most sun tolerant of all the Camellias so you can be a little more random when choosing your planting position. We rate these plants very highly and consider them to be an essential element of any planting scheme.
Hiemalis. A very pretty Camellia with large, formal, double, brilliant pink blooms with ruffled petals. These are produced en masse in autumn and early winter. Small dense bright green foliage and an upright 'willowy' habit. Happiest in semi-shade. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1.5m
Sasanqua. A very good performing Camellia that flowers from early autumn through to early winter. The blooms are double, white, with just a hint of blush pink on the outer edges. Upright vigorous habit. Happiest in semi-shade. Presented here espaliered. Evergreen.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m
Sasanqua. This Camellia is well named as the single, white washed with pink blooms are truly exquisite. Golden stamens complete the picture. Lovely dark green foliage and a soft perfume to delight the senses. Happiest in semi shade and acid soil. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x 1.5m
Hiemalis. Semi-double blooms of bright cerise with a slightly paler center appear in abundance throughout autumn. A shrub in full bloom simply glows with colour. Easy to grow. Happiest in semi-shade with acid soil. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2 x 1.5m
Sasanqua. Soft warm pink semi-double to peony flowers, with wavy petals and dark green glossy foliage. Dense compact habit with vigorous upright growth. Excellent as a specimen plant and ideal for screens, hedging, large containers and espaliers. Early flowering in autumn and winter. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 3m
Sasanqua. One of the reddest sasanqua camellias around. Velvety red, slightly ruffled petals form semi double flowers with golden yellow stamens. Deeper shade of red than Yuletide. Prefers part sun to maintain dark red colour. Great for hedging, early flowering. Evergreen.
Colour: Red / Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m
Sasanqua. One of the new breed of Paradise Camellias that are vigorous growers, long flowering and tolerant of tough conditions. Large, white, semi-double blooms with a little flush of pink will appear from autumn through winter. Can tolerate more sun than many but happiest in semi-shade. Evergreen. PVR.
Colour: White / Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 3m
Sasanqua. This Camellia has been around for awhile but with very good reason. It is a vigorous hardy cultivar which flowers profusely with bright, cheerful, large, saucer shaped single blooms. A perfect choice for screens and hedging. Nice dark green foliage. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2.0m
Sasanqua. Free flowering with semi-double, rose pink blooms that appear from autumn to early winter. Very good for hedging and perfect for a pot. Apparently the name means 'Lion's Head' - not quite sure why it is called that however still well worth growing! Happiest in semi-shade. Evergreen.
Shishi Gashira is a valued landscaping Camellia and has won several horticultural awards. It is very beautiful in flower but the foliage is also attractive being dark green and leathery. It can tolerate some sun but is better in dappled light.
Colour: Pink Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m
Sasanqua. This a cheerful little Camellia that just smothers itself in bright red single flowers from winter through to spring. The flowers are offset with prominent gold stamens. Slow growing with a compact habit. Ideal for containers, hedging or brightening up a dull corner of the garden. Evergreen.
'Yuletide' can be grown in morning sun or part shade.
Colour: Red / Gold Habit: Compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m