Shishigashira

Camellia sasanqua 'shishigashira'

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

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  • Flower name
    Shishigashira
  • Scientific name
    Camellia sasanqua 'shishigashira'
  • AliasKantsubaki, 寒椿
  • Place of originEndemic to JapanMedium evergreen tree
  • Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement, Botanical Gardens, Cemetery & Temple, Park, Horticultural species, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonJanuary, February, November, December
  • Language of flowersLove

What is Shishigashira

Shishigashira or Kantsubaki, (scientific name: Camellia sasanqua 'Shishigashira') , is endemic to Japan and is an evergreen medium tree of the department Theaceae , of the Camellia genus . It is a typical flowering trees and shrubs in winter. Double light pink flower is the national flower, red, white, and Pink's single and double. And with oval-shaped dark green leaves, there is a sharp serrated leaf edge. Hybridization between species, Camellia (scientific name:Camellia japonica) and Sasanqua (scientific name:Camellia sasanqua). Camellia petals and stamens have cemented and the features of falling petals one has adapted.Because there is strong pruning and spread next to the Evergreen nature used to trees and fences.

Common name: Shishigashira, scientific name:Camellia sasanqua 'Shishigashira', synonym:Camellia hiemalis, origin: endemic to Japan, Height: 1-3 m, flowering: November to net February, leaf color: dark green, leaf: oval-shaped, leaf edges: sharp serrated, flower diameter: 5 to 7 cm, double-petaled flower color: pale red, red, white, pink, single or double flowered.


  • Eye
    Ericales
  • Family
    Theaceae
  • Genus
    Camellia
  • Species
    C. sasanqua cv. shishigashira
  • 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 ~ 300.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 7.0 cm

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