Camellia sasanqua 'Otome-sazanka'
Large, semi-double, pink flowers from early-autumn to mid-winter. A hardy-grower, excellent for hedging and screens.
10 Year Size
Taxonomy and Etymology
Family: Theaceae, tea family, a family of flowering trees and shrubs. Most but not all species are native to China and East Asia.
Genus: Camellia, camellia (Latinised), named by Carl Linnaeus (1707 - 1778) after the botanist Georg Joseph Kamel (1661 - 1706), who worked in the Philippines and described a species of camellia. Commonly known as camellia, a genus of flowering plants native to eastern and southern Asia.
Species: Camellia sasanqua, sasanqua, named by Carl Peter Thunberg (1743 - 1828) and derived from the Japanese noun sazanka which is the Japanese name for Camellia sasanqua. This species is native to China and Japan.
Cultivar: Camellia sasanqua 'Otome-sazanka'
Synonyms: Camellia sasanqua 'Shōwa-otome', Camellia sasanqua 'Momo-otome', Camellia sasanqua 'Usu-otome'
Common Name: Camellia
Description and Features
Description: Large, semi-double, pink flowers from early-autumn to mid-winter. A hardy-grower, excellent for hedging and screens.
Uses: Hedging and screening, Attracts bees
Winter Foliage: Evergreen