Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Plantae Ericales Theaceae Camellia Camellia sasanqua
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Common names: Sasanqua, Sasangua Camellia.
  • Flower Dimensions: Not more prominent than 3-4 inches in diameter.
  • Colors: White, shell pink, Rose, cherry red.
  • Flowering Season: It can bloom in late summer anytime through fall and winter.
  • Places in Japan where Sasanqua is found: Usually in Southern Japan.


Camellia sasanqua is a shrub that can grow to 60 cm-3.6 m. It is a beautiful Japanese plant with a pleasing fragrance.

Camellia Sasanqua

  • The flowers of the sasanqua are primarily single or semi-double. Therefore, their bloom is not as large as those of Camellia japonica. .
  • The foliage of the sasanqua is evergreen and glossy. The leaves are half the size of the Camellia japonica. .
  • The sasanqua grows faster than the Camellia japonica. It is a part-shade lover and blends beautifully with other flowers in the garden.

Sasanqua Flowers

Interesting Facts about Sasanqua

  • The flowers are often taken to the grave to signify that those who have died are always remembered.
  • The Sasanqua flower is often given to loved ones because it symbolizes desire and passion.
  • The flower is often given to someone you want to see successful because the sasanqua signifies perfection and excellence.
  • Sasanqua can be given to the person we admire secretly since it symbolizes being delicate, gentle, and sophisticated.
  • The Sasanqua flower conveys the secret message: to treasure Love and always have a positive mindset no matter what.
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