Shishi Gashira Camellia 'Lion's Head'

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Camellia hiemalis 'Shishi Gashira' Sasanqua

Free flowering Shishi Gashira, or Lions Head, is the most popular camellia for espalier work. Although it is sometimes called a sasanqua, it is not truly that, but the wild form of Camellia hiemalis, the cold-climate camellia.

It originated in Japan in 1841.

It is a semi-double, peony-anemone-form bloomer with an appealing rosy-pink color, and its flowering period is very long.

The foliage is a beautiful glossy, dark green. The shrub is beautiful all year 'round, regardless if it is blooming or not. 

A Toms Creek Staff Favorite.                                                                                  *** Special Note: Under perfect conditions; it can grow 10' - 15' tall and wide **  

Beautiful Specimen

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Photos courtesy of Piedmont Carolina Nursery in Colfax, NC,   Panoramic Farms in Marshville, NC & Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Shrub
Foliage Type Broadleaf Evergreen
Height 4' - 5'
Spread 6' - 8'
Shape Upright, Arching & Spreading
Primary Foliage Color Glossy, Dark Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Glossy, Dark Green
Flowering Season Autumn
Flower Color Deep Pink
Blooms Semi-Double
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Shade to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Moist (not wet) - Prepare planting area for adequate drainage. Poor drainage results in root rot. 
Zone 7