Shishigashira Camellia closeup of pink flower

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 7-10
  • Mature Height: 4-5' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Part Sun
  • Spacing: 6-8' apart


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Shishigashira Camellia

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Camellia hiemalis 'Shishigashira'

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Why the Shishigashira Camellia?

Decadent and showy, the Shishigashira Camellia takes its role in the landscape seriously. Semi-double blooms full of hot pink petals will flood the evergreen leaves with early to mid season fall color. Shishigashira is the ultimate all-in-one camellia when it comes to how to use it best in the landscape. The growing branches of Shishigashira can be trained to create a whimsical hedges, espaliers, or bring it to the patio in your favorite landscape container. Shishigashira isn't just a pretty face, this stunning camellia will also grace your landscape and your senses with a soft perfume that can be enjoyed by all.

Camellia hiemalis is a natural hybrid between the spring blooming c. japonica and the autumn blooming c.sasanqua. Shishigangiro Camellia is a variety of the resulting hybrid. It was developed in Ikedo City, Japan in the late 1800's. Shishigashiro Camellia is one of the loveliest and most prolific bloomers of the fall season, with semi-double, vibrant pink flowers. It is a splendid addition to your fall garden when in full bloom.

How to use in the landscape?

Shishigashia Camellias are a small, compact shrub with a slow growth habit, making it an excellent choice for smaller gardens, containers, and landscapes with limited space. It has beautiful, semi-double, dark pink flowers that bloom from October to January. Its evergreen leaves are glossy dark green, creating a pleasing backdrop for the colorful blooms.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 7-10

    Mature Height: 4-5' tall

    Mature Width: 6-8' wide

    Exposure: Part Sun

    Spacing: 6-8' apart

How To Plant

Camellias have a bad reputation that they are hard to grow, but if they are planted in the right location, they are really care free. They like to grow in moist, slightly acidic, well drained soils, similar to azaleas and rhododendrons. They thrive in part shade, preferring to have mid morning sun, being protected from the hot afternoon sun. They can take full sun when they are a mature plant. Camellias also like to be protected from cold, dry winds. Take care to find that sweet spot for your Camellia and it will reward you with years of beautiful blooms!

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 7-10

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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