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Camellia sansanqua 'Shi-Shi Gashira'
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Full Sun, Partial Sun
The ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia’s floral display is simply unbeatable. Gorgeous magenta or pink blossoms adorn the forest green glossy leaves of this garden shrub. These long-blooming flowers almost appear doubled in petal number, and brilliant yellow stamens lie in the center of the flower. The adaptable ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is also resistant to drought, making it a popular garden ornamental in the drier climates of the south and west, where it grows best. The ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is a beautiful fall to winter bloomer which displays large, attractive flowers, which attract butterflies, honey-bees, and hummingbirds.
The ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is a stunning garden ornamental shrub. Beautiful magenta to dark pink flowers bloom in mid-October, lasting all the way into December. Many gardeners choose to plant the ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia as a way to offset the loss of summer blossoms in the garden. Blossoming in full sun to partial shade, the ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ is a wonderful low shrub reaching about 5 feet tall. Many landscapers place their shrub in large island gardens or against a house as an accent plant. Drought resistance and adaptable qualities make this a popular ornamental for homeowners searching for an easy shrub that still provides beauty. The ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is also frequently planted as a privacy screen. Unlike the more common varieties of privacy tree, this low-lying Camellia displays its flowers making what could have been an unsightly fence a beautiful living wall.
The ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is a moderately slow-growing ornamental, making it a perfect fit for gardeners with tight spaces or minimal gardening time. Although this Camellia typically only gains about a foot a year, planting procedure, watering arrangements, and soil composition can all have an impact on the growth rate of your shrub.
When it comes to garden must-haves, the ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is a no-brainer. In terms of beauty, few other adaptable low-lying shrubs exist that can produce such stunning flowers. Large magenta blooms, nearly 3 to 5 inches in diameter, embellish the glossy green serrated leaves of the Camellia, which eventually reaches about 5 feet in height. Each dark pink flower is accented with bright goldenrod-colored stamens centered in each bloom. The petals appear to double in number, adding texture and variety to the display.
The ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is also popular because it produces these beautiful blooms in fall and winter, adding color to an otherwise fading display. While your crape myrtles and roses are dropping petals left and right, the ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is just starting its seasonal show. These are a great option for the gardener looking for year-round natural entertainment.
Many ornamentals require inordinate amounts of maintenance and observation. The adaptable and easy-to-grow ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is not one of these. This tolerant, adaptable shrub does well in poor soils and with minimal water. It is also tolerant of varying environmental conditions, so droughts and clouds will have little impact on your shrub.
The height of the ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia also make it a perfect screening plant. Several Camellias planted in rows can create a stunning living privacy screen, perfect for encompassing your patio or yard’s perimeter. Other homeowners choose to plant the ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ where it hides air conditioners or unsightly home equipment features.
The ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia can be expected to reach about 5 feet in height. Some annual pruning is required, and we recommend you prune and shape the Camellia, as desired, once in early spring. This Camellia reaches between 5 and 6 feet wide.
Warning! Not all Camellias are the same, including the ‘Shi Shi Gashira’! Some so-called nurseries or arborists will sell you bare-rooted or branch-cut Camellias that will likely fail during shipping and planting, even with the most experienced gardeners. Other nurseries will go so far as to replace the valuable ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ with cheaper varieties that display “similar” characteristics. These replacements will likely lack the very qualities that make the Camellia so loved!
If you are considering purchasing a ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia, visit The Tree Center. Our highly trained staff provide exquisite care for your Camellia during its tender early years. We pass on to you a loved shrub that, when provided appropriate care at home, will display its beautiful blooms for years to come.
After buying your ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia from The Tree Center, it is important to take steps to plant the shrub properly. The first step is to locate the best planting spot in the yard. ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellias prefer full sun to partial shade, thriving in either sun exposure location. Dig a hole three times as wide as the root ball of the Camellia and only just as deep as its height. A wider hole is preferable, as it encourages the Camellia to grow strong, wide root systems. Once the hole has been dug, hold the shrub vertically in the hole while backfilling with soil and water. Fertilizer and mulch according to your gardening preferences.
The ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia grows best in USDA Hardiness Zones 7 through 9. The Camellia prefers acidic, well-drained soils. If your area is prone to minor flooding or settled water, plant your ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia in a raised bed.
Your ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is a hardy plant; however, a bit of fertilizer and mulch will certainly be of benefit to your shrub. Use a fertilizer recommended for acid-loving plants and apply according to the product’s directions. We generally recommend a spring application. Mulch is also essential and will help your ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia with soil concerns. Simply apply a 3-inch layer in a 3-foot radius around the base of your plant with natural mulch that will decompose over time.
Your ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is waiting for you at The Tree Center today, where we have a wide range of Camellias prepared. But our stock is limited. Buy the best of the breed today before supplies run out!