Also known as 'Hiryu'. Recorded as Camellia hiemalis 'Kanjiro' in the International Camellia register, but listed elsewhere as a cultivar of Camellia sasanqua.
Vigorous evergreen shrub with glossy dark green, toothed leaves. Very free-flowering in late autumn and early winter with slightly fragrant single to semi-double flowers, about 8 cm across, cerise pink to rosy red, paler towards center of the petals, gold stamens.
Responds to pruning after flowering. Likes well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Prefers partial shade, but tolerates full shade and copes with a position in full sun. Hardy to -18oC.
Type of plantShrub - Evergreen
Size2 - 4 m tall
Landscape Useflower display, hedge, topiary, espalier, woodland or Japanese gardens, under large deciduous or evergreen trees
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: Low Medium
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Medium
- Wind tolerance: Average