C. sasanqua Hikuma-otome

Camellia sasanqua 'hikumaotome'

Crossbreds of camellia and Camellia sasanqua, with peach flowers in winter

  • C. sasanqua  Hikuma-otome
  • C. sasanqua  Hikuma-otome
  • C. sasanqua  Hikuma-otome
  • C. sasanqua  Hikuma-otome
  • Flower name
    C. sasanqua Hikuma-otome
  • Scientific name
    Camellia sasanqua 'hikumaotome'
  • Alias曳馬乙女, Hikuma-otome
  • Place of originHorticultural species, native species is endemic to Japan
  • Place of floweringGarden, Botanical Gardens, Park, Horticultural species, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, November, December
  • Language of flowersLove

What is C. sasanqua Hikuma-otome

C. sasanqua Hikuma-otome (scientific name: Camellia sasanqua 'Hikuma-otome') is a medium-sized evergreen shrub in the family Theaceae, endemic to Japan.
The flowers are small to medium-sized, pink, double to thousand-flowered.
It is a member of the Shishigashira group of the three horticultural species of sasanqua.
Among the three horticultural groups of sasanqua, it belongs to the Shishigashira group. The Shishigashira group is a hybrid of the Sasanqua (Camellia sasanqua) and the Tsubaki(Camellia japonica). The flowers are double to thousand-petals, and the blooming season is from November to March.
Then, the three groups of sasanqua are the Shishigashira (C. sasanqua 'Shishigashira')) group, the Sasanqua(Sasanqua (C. sasanqua)) group, and the Spring sasanqua group. he Sasanqua(C. sasanqua) group flowers from October to December, the Shishigashira (it's meaning is lion's head)(C. sasanqua 'Shishigashira')group from November to March, and the spring Shishigashira from November to April.

Common name: C. sasanqua Hikuma-otome, Scientific name: Camellia sasanqua 'Hikuma-otome', Place of origin: Horticultural species, native species is endemic to Japan, Tree height: 1 to 2 m, Tree shape: spreading, Flowering season: November to March, Leaf color: dark green, leaf shape: oval; leaf margin: sharply serrated, Flower Diameter: 5-7 cm, Flower size: 5-7 cm; Flower color: Pink, double to thousand-petaled, Uses: garden tree, potted plant, park tree, hedge.


  • Eye
    Ericales
  • Family
    Theaceae
  • Genus
    Camellia
  • Species
    C. sasanqua 'Hikumaotome'
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Rose-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeEvergreen medium tree
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 7.0 cm

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