Camellia sasanqua 'Hiryu'
Very popular variety. Deep rose shading to red at the petal edge. A very hardy vigorous grower.
Sasanquas love to grow in a partly shaded position. Prune after flowering and in Summer to maintain a compact shape. Once established, sasanquas will grow in most soil types, however, they prefer a well drained slightly acidic soil. When mature they are quite drought tolerant. Fertilise in late Spring and Summer with a specific Camellia fertiliser or a complete organic fertiliser.
Ideal for screens, hedges, large containers, espaliers, topiary and as general flowering garden plants. The perfect plant for nearly all garden styles.