Sasanqua Setsugekka

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Camellia Sasanqua Setsugekka

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  • Crisp white double flower
  • Upright growth, ideal for screening & hedging
  • Queen of Winter, with a flush of flowers during winter
  • Easy to care for with great longevity
  • Features glossy dark green foliage
  • Ideal for classic and formal garden design
  • Sasanqua is ideal for full sun condition



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Camellia Sasanqua Setsugekka features a classic crisp white flower, a stunning contrast against its deep green glossy foliage. Flowering in the colder months of the year, offering an injection of live and vibrancy into winter gardens. With a mature height of 3 meters, this gorgeous Sasanqua is ideal for evergreen screening, hedging, fence and house line planting. Sasanqua thrive in a full sun position but will also cope with semi-shade locations. Idea for both in ground planting and feature pots, making it a suitable option for courtyard and paved gardens.


Product Specifications

  • Common Name: Camellia Sasanqua “Setsugekka”
  • Form: Upright, compact
  • Decious / Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Uses: Feature / Specimen, hedging, evergreen screening
  • Mature Height: 3 meters tall
  • Mature Width: 2 meters
  • Position: Full Sun – partial shade
  • Flower Colour: Snowy white
  • Flowering Period: Autumn – Winter
  • Soil Type: Thrives in well-draining, well-fertilized soil.
  • Water Requirements: Low – medium
  • Maintenance Level: Medium -benefits from gentle prune and fertalizer
  • Planter Suitability: Yes, ensure adequate room for growth


Commonly Asked Questions

When does Setsugekka Flower?

‘Setsugekka’ is appreciated for its large, pure white, semi-double flowers with golden stamens. The blooms are not only visually stunning but also appear in autumn and early winter, providing interest during the cooler months. Deadheading camellias is optional and mainly done for cosmetic reasons. If you enjoy the appearance of a clean and tidy plant, you can remove spent flowers, but it’s not essential for the health or future blooming of the camellia.


How far apart do I plant them for a screening hedge?

Planting around 1-1.5m apart is ideal for creating a lush hedge with Hiryu Camellias. Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plants to help retain moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain a consistent soil temperature. Understand that it may take some time for the camellias to grow and fill in the hedge. Be patient, and as the plants mature, they will create a dense and attractive hedge.


When should I fertalise my camellias?

The best time to fertilize camellias is in late winter or early spring, just before the growing season begins. Fertilizing at this time provides nutrients to support new growth and flower development. It’s essential to use a balanced fertilizer specifically formulated for acid-loving plants, as camellias prefer acidic soil. Additionally, follow the recommended dosage on the fertilizer package to avoid over-fertilizing, which can harm the plants.