Bright Pink Blooms that Open Up During Mid to Late Winter!
The Kanjiro Camellia shrub is a show stopper in the landscape with gorgeous deep pink blooms and evergreen foliage that stays green all year long!
Camellia Sasanqua Kanjiro is a mid to late winter bloomer, producing magenta pink flowers that have overlapping petals and golden yellow stamens. The impressive winter flowers will contrast the dark green leaves nicely during the bloom period. The dark green foliage stays green all year long and doesn’t drop leaves as deciduous trees do. It will however drop the semi double flowers when it is finished blooming to create a colorful ring around the base of the tree.
Best grown where it can be seen in the landscape, Camellia Kanjiro Pink can be planted in garden beds, as an evergreen shrub border or privacy hedge, as stand alone trees, or in containers for small garden spaces. With the proper care and TLC, anyone can grow the Kanjiro Camellia and keep it thriving! We commonly see these bright pink camellias growing in woodland gardens, cottage gardens, or Japanese garden foundation plantings. They make excellent cut flowers!
CAMELLIA SASANQUA CARE
Kanjiro Camellia can be planted across the United States in USDA zones 7-10 and are cold hardy down to 0 F. They like being planted in partial shade to full sun. In warmer climates, a planting site with morning sun and afternoon shade is best to protect against the hot sunlight. Camellias like well draining and slightly acidic soil that is organically rich in nutrients. However, they are adaptable to a wide range of soil types. There are no significant pest or disease issues. Annual applications of mulch and fertilizer will help this type of camellia plant grow tall and strong, and keeps the plants healthy.
How to Plant Camellia Sasanqua Pink
Your new tree will come packaged in our signature black nursery containers with a root ball. We recommend planting within 2 weeks of receiving it to give it the best chance of acclimating into its new home. Dig a hole at least twice the size of the container and slide the root ball into the hole. Backfill with native soil or you can amend with our special blend Acidic Potting Soil. Press firmly around the root ball to ensure there are no air pockets. Water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. Cover the top of the root zone with a layer of mulch or organic matter to help retain moisture during the active growing seasons. Once the plant is established, it is drought tolerant.
How Far Apart to Plant Camellia Sasanqua Trees
This Camellia Sasanqua variety should be spaced at least 5-8 feet apart from other plants. If you are trying to create a camellia hedge or row, the optimum feet apart would be around 5 feet spaced so the small trees have room to grow to the fullest potential. The trees can grow up to 6-8 feet tall and wide at maturity.
When Do Sasanqua Camellias Bloom?
The camellia sasanqua flowering period will vary depending on your location and the weather. This species of camellia variety is a mid-season bloomer meaning you can see fall blooms from November to January. The bloom time is exceptionally long compared to other species and it puts on a grand display for all to witness.
When to Trim Sasanqua Camellias
The best time to trim sasanqua camellias is after they have finished flowering in spring. This will allow the camellia tree to regrow new branches, leaves, and medium-sized flower buds all season long to prepare for the next blooming season. If you cut too late in summer or fall you can risk cutting off the large flower heads. You can prune the Kanjiro Camellia to maintain the desired shape and height as needed. They have an upright growth habit so be sure to keep that in mind.
When to Fertilize Sasanqua Camellia?
The best time to fertilize camellias is through spring and summer to provide adequate nutrients while the plant is producing flowers. An all-purpose fertilizer or acidic fertilizer works best for these acid-loving plants.
Shop the Kanjiro Camellia Sasanqua for sale for a gorgeous late winter and early spring blooming tree.
Visit our Camellia Pruning Guide for more information on pruning!
Once your Kanjiro Camellia order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!
Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 6-8 ft
Mature Height 6-8 ft
7, 8, 9, 10
A beautiful addition
My camellia arrived in perfect condition and is thriving in my garden. Thank you for your quality plants.
We are so glad to hear you love your new Kanjiro Camellia! Enjoy and thank you for the positive review.
I was very impressed with the quality of these plants, they arrived very well packaged and appear to be very healthy. I can’t wait to see them grow!