This is a dense, evergreen, upright, large shrub with a semi-weeping habit, with arching and cascading branches, growing to 4M tall. Large white single to semi-double flowers with ruffled petals and a mass of golden stamens.
This is quite possibly the most popular Camellia in New Zealand. The flowers are said by some to be fragrant, though I struggle to get the scent from any Camellia. Being one of the earliest Camellias this is really the start of a Camelia Season in Karin’s Garden that will run through until October.
Click here to view the Camellia sasanqua “Setsugekka” page in Karin’s Garden.