Setsugekka Camellia
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Setsugekka Camellia

Setsugekka Camellia

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Camellia sasanqua 'Setsugekka'


The Setsugekka Camellia produces semi-double, ruffled white flowers with gold stamens against glossy dark green foliage. This slow to moderate growth Camellia has a weeping effect that works well for espalier projects. Flowers are abundant starting in fall and last through Thanksgiving. Being a fall bloomer, Setsugekka has smaller yet many more flowers than many spring bloomers. That and the fact that fall bloomers can handle more sun than spring bloomers, makes them a good choice for success.


Teas/tisanes can be made from all camellias, for varied flavored results depending on the variety and processing methods used--some cultivars have caffeine, while some do not. There are resources available online for the hobbyist and production-minded tea makers alike. Research, experiment, process and use at your own risk.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 10'
Mature Width: 10'
Flower Season: Fall
Sun: Full sun to full shade
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 10
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
30 to 40
-1.1 to 4.4

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they prefer fall planting with 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.