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Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira' 

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A compact camellia shrub with huge double pink flowers! Plant one in your garden to enjoy the blooms from October through December.

Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira'

Huge Double Pink Blooms on a No-Maintenance Shrub

SIze: 3 Gallon

Ships this Mon, Mar 30
List: $99.90
Sale: $89.90
6 at  $85.41 each
SIze: 1 Gallon

Ships this Mon, Mar 30
List: $59.90
Sale: $54.90
6 at  $52.16 each


Planting Mix
Planting Mix

Helps your Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira' get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $9.90
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $9.90

• Fabulous pink blossoms 
• Resistant to drought 
• Adaptable to various types of soil 

The large pink blooms on this camellia will flower for most of the autumn months. This evergreen shrub also makes a perfect hedge. 

Shi Shi Gashira is a low-growing camellia perfect for small and tight spaces. Plant 3-4 ft. apart to form a nice compact hedge, or brighten any foundation planting. 

Ideal solution for screening air-conditioning units, well pumps, trash bins, or any other unsightly residential or commercial areas. 

The bright pink blooms appear mid-season around early October, and will continue to bloom into early December.

The flowers are double blooming in nature, and very large – nearly 3-5 inches across! 

Tolerant of a wide range of soil and environmental conditions, Shi Shi Gashira is a top-notch performer. All camellias are easily pruned into any desired shape with no fear of damaging the plant. We recommend pruning in early spring before the new growth has emerged. 

Your Camellia arrives with a large, 3 gallon root structure for the price of what others charge for a 1 gallon. We grow it 3-4 years so that it will immediately look good in your landscape. This is several years longer than our competitors, but it's a difference you'll love when it starts exploding with beautiful blooms.

Growing Zones: 7-9

Mature Height: 5 ft.
Mature Width: 5-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Camellia sansanqua 'Shi-Shi Gashira'
Growing Zones 7-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-9
(green area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira'

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira'.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira' gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira' again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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In a pot twice the rootball size
Again, as with the Yuletide camellia I ordered, the pot was filled with mostly wood chips. The entire half bottom wasn't roots. The plant looks healthy, but the root system is very small and uneven, probably because there was little room in that large pot for roots, filled already with chippings.

Since plants are priced according to the size of the pot, this is a common nursery ploy to overprice small plants that look impressive in big, heavy pots.

I'm disappointed that this company practices this gimmick, and will stick with local sources for plants.
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November 6, 2014
Shoreline, WA, US
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I ordered 2 1gal shishi gashira, 1 yuletide camelia & 1 frost proof gardenia in June 2013. I live in zone 7. It arrived fast. Very happy with both the yuletide & frost proof gardenia. Planted them per instruction & they are thriving very well so far. Leaves are just shooting up, very lush & green. On the other hand, I received the shishi gashira with yellowing on the bottom leaves with dots of brown/black spots on it, one is worst than the other. I planted them right away & plucked out some of the yellow leaves, they aren't dead, they are still shooting leaves but the yellowing of the leaves didn't stop either. I noticed there are some tiny bugs/insects attached to the underside of the leaves. Upon research, I came to the conclusion that it may be scale...not very happy with it! I ordered some horticultural oil spray & I might try that once I get it & write in an update later
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December 31, 2012
1 year ago
Beautiful flowers! I planted these over the summer and they are doing great. It's Nov and they have started blooming even though some critters kept breaking branches off of it. I live in zone 7 and have lots of pine trees.
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December 31, 2012
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How tall does it grow?
Ellalbeth G on Oct 4, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Liz,

I can't give you an accurate answer. I planted them in October 2013, they both grew well initially and did flower in late November, early December, and I thought "great, what a nice addition to my garden" I would say they were 18" high. But then the very hard winter of 2013/14 set in (I live in Brooklyn, NY) and they tried to survive, but they were brutalized, and never recovered. Unfortunately I had to dig both of them up and throw them out. I hope you live further south, and have good quality soil. If you do get some, make sure they are planted surrounded by good quality soil, and water them often in the Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Is camellia shrub toxic to dogs?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2014
Best Answer: The ASPCA lists the Camellia Plant as non toxic to dogs, however nothing should ever by ingested to excess.
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.