October Magic® White Shi-Shi™ Camellia
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October Magic® White Shi-Shi™ Camellia

October Magic® White Shi-Shi™ Camellia

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Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 02-004’ PP27553

October Magic Camellias are most notable for their unique and beautiful flower patterns. The White Shi Shi is no exception. Unlike its hot pink familiar counterpart, the shishi gashira camellia, this camellia boasts pure snow-white double flowers while maintaining a compact hedge-like nature reaching around 3’ in height and only slightly larger in width. Akin to all other fall blooming camellias they do well in sun or shade and prefer moist but well-drained acidic soil.

Be sure to use pine bark soil conditioner as your planting medium when installing camellias as they prefer well drained soil during the first couple of years. They’re roots do not like to remain excessively wet. 


Next crop of White Shi-Shi Camellia will begging shipping on April 1st. 

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 3'
Mature Width: 4'
Flower Season: Fall and Winter
Sun: Full sun to full shade
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1

Remember that all fall blooming or Camellia sasanqua can grow in either sun or shade while the spring blooming Camellia japonica needs at least afternoon shade.

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they prefer less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.