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Camellia 'Shi-Shi Gashira'

Camellia sansanqua 'Shi-Shi Gashira'


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-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.

Course 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- 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
Add A Decorative Pot

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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


4-5 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


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 4 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'

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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

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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.
I live in Matawan NJ-central NJ close to the coast. Can I grow camellias?
Diane C on Aug 9, 2017
Is the flowers poison?
Linfda W on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No they are not poisonous.

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