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Pure white flowers on a low growing plant

Camellia sasanqua October Magic® White Shi Shi

Smaller in stature than most sasanquas, with porcelain white double formal flowers

In a sense, plant selection is similar to Thoroughbred horse breeding, or the Westminster Kennel Club…there are a lot of ribbons, but seldom do we find that single variety capable of becoming a legend in any particular category.  With ‘White Shi Shi’ we’re going for the gold! Selected for its similar bushy, spreading habit of the well-known ‘Shi Shi Gashira’, this low growing evergreen offers the same versatile performance when used in the landscape, and is durable enough for public spaces. Porcelain-white, double formal flowers provide a graceful display at a time of the year when fewer trees and shrubs are blooming, and last well into winter. A gold medal winner for sure!

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    October Magic® White Shi-Shi camellia
  • Botanical Name

    Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 02-004’ PP27553
  • Type

  • Evergreen?

  • Bloom Time

    Late October-December
  • Bloom Color


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Late October-December
  • Size

    3-4’ tall x 3-5’ wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun / Afternoon shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained
  • Disease & Pests

    Occasional scale
  • Landscape Use

    Foundation plantings, mass plantings, urban gardens
  • Propagation

  • Pruning

    These camellias flower in fall. Should they need any pruning to shape them, be sure to do that in early spring to allow for enough time for flowers buds to form.

Available Photos

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