Hana Jiman Camellia (Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana Jiman’)

Hana Jiman Camellia

Exquisite Hana Jiman Camellia (Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana Jiman’) is truly a show-stopper in landscape design. This attractive, large-scale broadleaved evergreen effortlessly anchors a planting bed; but is versatile across a variety of landscape applications.

You won’t believe your eyes when you see these “Boastful Flowers” in late fall. Fragrant, pillowy white flowers with blush pink edges and lovely yellow stamens draw the eye in a thrilling, heart-catching display.

Planting and Application:

Select vigorous Camellia susanqua Hana Jiman for an impactful, upright spreading shrub with beautiful, dark green glossy leaves. Starting in late October, the three-inch wide crepe-like petals dazzle you with their delicate beauty; then fall petal by petal from the tree for less mess.

  • People regularly train Hana Jiman as a formal espalier as a very showy way to decorate flat walls and entryways. Learn the principles of espalier and how-to tips from this Fruit Tree blog
  • Plant them along your fence and tie the arching canes to it for a more decorative screen. Use the same concept with the trellis walls of an outdoor garden room.
  • Hana Jiman Camellia is a lyrical selection that would be lovely planted in an Asian-inspired Garden. Try them at the far edge of a pond to screen, with a specimen Japanese Maple in front for contrasting foliage colors.
  • People have successfully grown these shrubs in oversized containers for many years. Would you like to create a private bower on your rented balcony using a DIY trellis planter with built in bench?
  • The fragrant blooms of Camellia susanqua Hana Jiman deserve a place of honor in your landscape; each pink bud and color-tipped, bowl-shaped flower is a work of art. Remove the lowest limbs back and create a multi-stemmed small tree with smooth gray bark to grace your patio.

Tips for Care:

Plant Hana Jiman Camellia where it will receive at least four hours of sunlight each day. Like Azaleas, Camellias need well-drained soil; mound up if your ground stays soggy after rainfall.

  • For best results, apply supplemental water on a regular schedule. They do become more tolerant of short, dry periods once their roots are established…but why not protect these extraordinary landscape assets?
  • Prune Hana Jiman in early spring to shape and remove any damaged branches at that time. Fertilize with a flowering Acid Lovers formula in early spring, following label directions for application rates and reapplication schedule.

Hana Jiman Camellia (Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana Jiman’) Details

Common name Hana Jiman Camellia
Botanical name Camellia sasanqua 'Hana Jiman'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 7-9
Growth rate Slow
Height 6 - 8 ft.
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Pink, White