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Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira'

Camellia sansanqua 'Shi-Shi Gashira'

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira' Planting Mix

Helps your Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira' get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. 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.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 7-9
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

5 ft.

Mature Width:

5-6 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Camellia sansanqua 'Shi-Shi Gashira'

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Huge Double Pink Blooms on a No-Maintenance Shrub

- 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.

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Customer Reviews

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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.
November 6, 2014
Shoreline, WA
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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
January 1, 2013
over 5 years 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.
January 1, 2013

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira'

Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira' Planting Diretions

The Camellia Shi-shi Gashira (Camellia sansanqua 'Shi-Shi Gashira') is a widely adaptable, drought resistant, moderately fast growing shrub that delivers stunning pink blooms. This full to partial sun loving camellia is best suited for USDA growing zones 7-9 and will mature to a height/width of 5-6 feet, making it great for smaller spaces needing a touch of color. Even if you’re in a colder area where the camellia isn’t viable for outdoor planting, you can successfully grow them in a container as well! The flowers themselves have a magnificent “double blooming” nature and are quite large, roughly 3-5 inches! The Shi-shi can also be used to form an ornate, decorative hedge full of color, simply space them 4-5 feet apart. The camellia is a fine addition to any landscape but especially for the Shi-shi as it will bloom throughout the fall season while others have passed their prime blooming period.

Choosing a location: They are very deer resistant and come in a wonderful range of different sizes, forms and colors. Although, they can be a bit finicky with their requirements for planting, they’re fairly easy to grow as long as they get plenty of water. The ideal environment for your camellia shrub is a sunset climate zone ranging from 4 to 9 with partial shade and a slightly acidic soil.

Planting directions (potted): Your camellias will thrive in pots but may require a little extra care for them to grow and flower. They will require repotting every 2-3 years since the soil will become depleted and heavy after about 3 years.

1) Your container will need to have adequate drainage since camellias hate to have wet feet. Lining the bottom of your container with 2-3 inches of gravel will help keep your roots from getting waterlogged. Also, make sure that the bottom of the container has drainage holes.
2) Different types of soil affect how quickly water drains. Instead of slow draining gardening soil, use a fast-draining soil mix that’s specific for container use. Amend commercial mixes with finely composted pine tree bark or similar organic materials to make a good planting medium.
3) When potting a camellia be sure not to plant it any deeper than it was in the original container it came in. You’ll want to avoid covering any surface roots, as this can be disastrous. Leave your soil level a couple inches lower than the rim of your pot.

Planting directions (in ground): It’s always good to test your soil with a pH meter before planting anything that requires more acidity to flourish.

1) Select a planting site where the soil is well draining and no standing water collects. Remember, camellias are susceptible to root rot. Afternoon shade is good to protect the camellia from getting too hot during the warmer months.
2) Camellias need a slightly more acidic soil to thrive; specifically a 6.0-6.5 pH is ideal. If you need to raise the acidity of your soil then mix in some peat moss, pine needles, lime, coffee grounds or decaying oak leaves.
3) Also, provide more nutrients by adding peat moss, compost or humus to the soil before planting. As they break down they will feed the camellia’s root system.
4) Dig your hole about 2 inches shorter than the depth of the root ball and 2 feet wider than the width. This will allow space for the roots to branch out and keep the top of the root ball above the rim of the hole. Loosen up the soil at the bottom of the hole with a gardening claw or rake in order to make it easier for the roots to expand.
5) Place your camellia on top of the loosened soil, the top of your root ball should poke out of the hole slightly. Carefully back-fill your hole with the enriched soil until the root system is completely covered and mound the soil over the top. Press down gently on the topsoil to stabilize your camellia.
6) Make a circular ridge of soil 2-3 feet away from the shrub and press down firmly to keep your soil from washing away.
7) Water thoroughly but do not leave your shrub in standing water. You’ll want to water regularly at first until the roots become better established, then soak once a week to encourage deeper root growth (camellia roots tend to stay more towards the surface). Adding mulch around your camellia will help the soil retain moisture, regulate temperature and prevent weeds from growing.

Watering:Feel the soil under the layer of mulch every few days. If the soil is dry then gently give your camellia a few gallons of water, allow the water to soak into the soil as you pour. If you planted in the warmer season you may need to monitor the moisture every day. In cooler, moist weather you may not need to water for weeks. During the blooming season increase the watering a bit to encourage fuller blossoms.

Always be cautious of your watering habits though, water logging can lead to root rot, which can be lethal to your camellia. Potted camellias should be watered as needed. Using your finger, probe the soil to see how moist it is. Always allow your soil surface to become dry before watering but don’t wait to the point of drought stress. Water until you see water draining from the bottom of the pot.

Fertilizing: Fertilize your camellia in the spring after the flowers have dropped. Do not fertilize sick or distressed camellias or when temperatures are above 90 degrees because this can result in leaf burning. Using a soluble fertilizer for acid loving plants once or twice a month in spring and mid-summer is best.

A slow release fertilizer such as Osmocote is useful if you would like to fertilize your camellia less frequently. Another method is to use liquid fertilizer for acid loving plants, which is applied while watering or spraying in the growing season. The labels on each of the fertilizers will show you how much fertilizer to apply based on the size of your plant.

Pruning: After your blooming season has ended you’ll want to remove any dead or weak wood (a gray tinge to the bark is an easy way to identify dead branches). Thin out the growth a bit when your camellias become so dense that blooms will have difficulty emerging. Shorten lower limbs to encourage more upright growth and make scrawny shrubs a lot bushier. Prune the thick area on the stems, which will mark where the prior year’s growth ended.

Pruning above the growth scar will help motivate dormant buds to form below. Remove crossing branches to avoid scraping wounds, your camellia should be pruned to the point where a bird can fly freely through it. Thinning the center of the canopy improves air circulation, which prevents sooty mold and petal blight.

Prune your potted camellia stems back hard in the spring season after flowering. The buds form on the tips of the newer branches and pruning your potted camellia will keep them a more manageable size and will encourage more branching.

Aside from it’s beautiful blooms your camellia plant has a history of use from the oil that is derived from the shrub itself. The oil has nutritional and healing properties making it useful for medicinal formulas. The Chinese would use the oil as a hair conditioner, skin moisturizer and to aid in recovery of wounds and scrapes.

Planting & Care

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How tall does it grow?
Ellalbeth G on Oct 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This is a dwarf Camellia that only get s 5 feet tall and a little wider.
Can i plant in June in section 9?
Bitchy on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you plant your tree during the summer, especially during a heat wave of drought then give your tree extra water. The best time to plant is in the fall, six weeks before the first frost so your tree can get rooted into the ground before winter, or in the spring six weeks after the final frost, giving it time to become established before summer heat sets in. Keep in mind that planting during the summer still gives your tree enough time to get rooted in before the winter.
How often do you water?
Janel B on Mar 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: When first planted and for the first year until the roots are established, your Camellia will need regular watering. When the top of the root ball is starting to be dry, give it another soaking. Of course, the spot needs to be well-drained, as Camellias like to be moist, but well-drained. A three-year-old or older plant that is growing well will need supplemental water only when it is hot and dry, with no rain for a couple of weeks.
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.
How elk does this plantt tolerate the cold weather ?
Myrtis C on Feb 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Growing Zones for the Camellia "Shi-Shi Gashira" is Growing Zones 7 to 9 and they are cold hardy to 10 degrees F.
Is the flowers poison?
Linfda W on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No they are not poisonous.
I am just wondering why you do not ship your plants to Texas?
geeta p on Dec 18, 2018

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