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CAMELLIA hiemalis 'Kanjiro'
Kanjiro Camellia, Snow Camellia
The Kanjiro snow camellia is a vigorous evergreen shrub native to eastern and southern Asia. It is sometimes erroneously called 'Hiryu'. Its fragrant, hot pink, semi-double flowers appear from very late autumn through the winter. The glossy dark green, leathery leaves are pointed ovals.
Plant 'Kanjiro' in moist, acidic, humus-rich soil. It does best in bright partial shade, but will tolerate full sun if other conditions are ideal. Often used for specimen plantings in woodland gardens, snow camellia provides a longer flowering season than the late fall-blooming sasanquas.
9 - 1
7 - 9
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
8'-14' / 2.4m - 4.3m
7'-10' / 2.1m - 3.0m
Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter, Winter
Hybrid Origin, Japan
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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