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.
DWARF SHISHI CAMELLIA CARE
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 S
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.
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Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 6-8 ft
Mature Height 4-5 ft
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
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.
Hi Doug! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. Our goal is to always provide the best products possible and glad it shows. Wish you all the best. Take care!
We're sure your new Shishi Gashira Camellia loves you too, Tiffany! Thank you for your continued support. All the best!
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.
Hi Sean! Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled you're happy with your new Shishi Gashira Camellia. Take care!
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.
We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback, Spencer. We always want to provide the best customer service possible and glad it shows. We hope you enjoy your Shishi Gashira Camellia for many years to come. Take care!