Camellia 'Kanjiro (formerly known as Hiryu)'

Hiemalis,autumn flowering camellia

  • Flowering Time : January, October, November, December
  • Height in 10 years : 2 metres / 6 feet 6 inches


Vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, valued for luxuriant rich green foliage and single/semi-double, cerise-pink, scented flowers with golden stamens. Prefers warm, sunny site and well drained neutral/acid soil. Sometimes wrongly called Hiryu.

Flower Months

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Camellias will start flowering around this time, depending on the season, for a week or so.


  • UK Zone : 3
  • RHS Zone : H (Fully Hardy)
  • EGF Zone : H3
  • US Zone : 7B
  • Min Temp : -15°C (5°F)

Hardy in a sheltered site in most UK, Coastal France and northern Italy and Pacific Northwest gardens, but may be damaged in severest winters. Often early into flower and growth.

Alternative Camellias

  • Camellia 'Bonanza'
  • Camellia 'Variegate'