Kanjiro Camellia is a full-sized evergreen shrub with a semi-weeping habit and glossy leaves that stay deep green year-round. The pink semi-double flowers with red edging and prominent yellow stamen bloom in mid-fall into winter whichattracts butterflies. Best blooms occur in partial sunand acidic, well-drained soil.
8’ - 10’
8’ - 10’
USDA Hardiness Zone:
7 - 10
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Medium maintenance. Too much water retention can increase susceptibility to fungal diseases, including root rot, black mold, blight, canker, anthracnose, and leaf spots. Watch for aphids and spider mites. Yellowing leaves indicate acidity too low. Fertilize monthly in spring and summer. If desired, remove all but one bud from each cluster to increase the size of the flower. Prune immediately after flowering.
LANDSCAPE USES:Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, Woodland Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Naturalized Areas, Screening,Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.
COMPANION PLANTS:Japanese Maple, Japanese Aralia, Coral Bells
IMAGES:Auckland Museum, Camellia sasanqua ‘Kanjiro’ Thunb. (AM AK312702-2), CC BY 4.0, (2) Photos by cultivar413, (1) 191115 168 Encinitas SD Botanic Gdn, (2) 191115 170 Encinitas SD Botanic Gd
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.