Camellia sasanqua 'Silver Dollar'
Medium-sized, pure-white, ruffled, double flowers that appear in autumn and early-winter. Slow-growing, but has a dense, upright growth habit making it good for a low hedge.
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 'Silver Dollar'
Common Name: Camellia
Description and Features
Description: Medium-sized, pure-white, ruffled, double flowers that appear in autumn and early-winter. Slow-growing, but has a dense, upright growth habit making it good for a low hedge.
Uses: Hedging and screening, Attracts bees
Winter Foliage: Evergreen