Camellia sasanqua October Magic® White Shi-Shi PPAF

Pure white flowers on a low growing plant

Common Name October Magic® White Shi-Shi camellia
Botanical Name Camellia sasanqua ‘Green 02-004’
Size 3-4’ tall x 3-5’ wide
USDA hardiness Zones 7-9/ to 5 degrees F
Sun / Shade Full sun to part shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well-drained
Disease and Pests Occasional scale
Landscape use Foundation plantings, mass plantings, urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Smaller in stature than most sasanquas, with porcelain white double formal flowers
Propagation Methods Cuttings
Bloom Time October-November

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

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!