Shishi Gashira Camellia

Shishi Gashira Camellia

4 reviews
  • Bright pink flowers

  • Early season bloomer

  • Evergreen

Regular price $69.99

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

One of the Best Early Spring Bloomers

As one of the earliest blooming trees in the spring, the ShiShi Gashira Camellia shrub is such a beautiful sight!

Beginning in late fall to early spring, the Shi shi Camellia’s flower blossoms will open up to reveal their majestic colors. With hot pink flower blooms that have a golden yellow center and glossy evergreen foliage to contrast the blossoms, and stay dark green all year long, what is not to love.

The Shishi plant’s showy flower buds will remain blooming for a month or two and also make attractive cut flowers for vases. They are 2-3 inches in length and have been a pretty popular sasanqua camellia variety because of the long bloom times.

The dwarf Camellia sasanqua ‘Shishi Gashira’ looks amazing planted as an evergreen shrub hedge, small specimen tree, or in a woodland garden along a wall or fence where the dark pink double flowers can be enjoyed.


Grow these flowering shrubs across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 7-10. With little maintenance needed to keep it thriving, it is adaptable to a wide range of soil sites as long as it’s in full sun to part shade with well draining soil. A planting spot with filtered sunlight is best especially if you are in an area with hot summers.

Camellia trees are acid loving plants and love to have soil pH below 7. To make your soil more acidic, you can add peat moss, used coffee grounds, or other acidifying substances. We also specially formulate our very own Acidic Soil Potting Mix you can purchase.

The mature size is up to  4-5 feet tall with a 6-8 foot spread. The Shi Shi Camellia growth rate is moderate making it perfect for smaller gardens or under larger shade trees. To make a Shishi Gashira Camellia hedge, space the shrubs at least 3-4 feet apart to provide room for each plant to grow while allowing them to fill in a create privacy for your landscape.

Apply a slow release fertilizer at the root ball in the early spring to help boost growth and flower production. Prune the tree as desired to maintain shape and size. Newly planted camellia plants will need a regular watering schedule until the root system is established. Once established, the tree is drought tolerant. Mulching the plant with a 2 inch layer of organic material such as pine bark or compost will help retain moisture.

Growing camellias is easy and rewarding! It pays off to see those gorgeous blooms during a time of the year when many other plants are dormant. Camellia japonica are long living plants and will provide your garden with colors for many years.

Shop the Shishi Gashira Camellia for sale and visit our Camellia Pruning Guide!

Shipping information

Once your ShiShi Gashira 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

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.

Shipping Fees

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.

Planting Instructions:

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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Botanical Name
Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Mature Width
6-8 ft

Mature Height
4-5 ft

Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

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Had a ShiShi Gashira die that I bought from a different nursery online. Lesson learned! This is my third order with Perfect Plants and that's just what I got, perfect plants.

Tiffany F.

Love it!!

Sean D.

Great tree for my front yard. I planted this eucalyptus tree by my front door and can smell its yummy scent every time I walk outside.

Spencer I.

I have been so happy with this live plant and this transaction. I purchased a Silver Dollar Eucalyptus tree/plant and the description said 4-5 ft. When it arrived, it was 6 ft tall. More is always better. It is easy to trim, if you don't want it so large. It was healthy and packaged well. I purchased this as a large houseplant. I live in a cold and dry climate. I plan to use a humidifier and agro plant lamps to keep it healthy indoors. It smells fantastic. That was my main motivation for buying a eucalyptus. I used to live in a place where they grew outdoors and I miss the smell. I use eucalyptus oil a lot in the house but I decided that a real plant would be a treat and a little more authentic. I bought the extra fertilizer which was easy to use. There was also a pamphlet with some instructions on how to care for my plant. I'm very happy with the seller, Perfect Plants. They replied quickly to all of my questions and concerns before I purchased. I had questions about shipping and delivery. I would definitely recommend them and do business with them again.

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