Camellia Sasanqua
The C. hiemalis and C.vernalis species may be grouped with C. sasanqua as they have similar growing and flowering qualities. sasanquas come from Southern Japan where they are seen as a shrub, in some areas growing down to the shorelines.


  • Camellia sasanquas are the most adaptable and hardiest of the Camellia species thriving in full sun and semi shade
  • They will survive in high temperatures, stand more wind, frost, and cold, than other species
  • Camellia sasanquas are resistant to salt spray
  • They are fairly drought resistant
  • Camellia sasanquas tolerate regular clipping
  • They are not affected by many pests and diseases
  • The root system will not damage pipes, paths, fences and foundations
  • In many ways they will thrive in similar situations as hibiscus
  • Camellia sasanquas flower early and have a 2-3 month flower season
  • They are excellent hedge and windbreak material
  • Some varieties are excellent when espaliered against a wall
  • Some varieties are excellent as specimen plants
  • Some varieties are excellent as tub specimens
  • Some varieties are excellent as ground cover, rockery plants and even in hanging baskets
  • Camellia sasanquas can be trained into standards
  • An added bonus is the spent flowers forming a carpet of colours and changing into nice compost
  • Camellia sasanquas live much longer than most native plants and do not grow out of shape
In conclusion plant more Camellia sasanquas in your garden.