Camellia sasanqua ‘Narumigata’.

A widely available variety of the autumn flowering sasanqua type. Peak flowering in the UK is around the second half of November. The flowers are typically 9-10cm. across and cupped in shape, flattening out or slightly reflexing only on the occasional flower before the petals drop.

Buds are usually pink flushed and there is usually some pink still visible in the open flower, if not much or on all flowers. Later flowers may have less pink coloration. I would expect a plant in a sunny position to be more coloured. Scent is moderate, described by the owner of this plant as “dusty”.

Typical leaves are 7.5cm long, 3.5cm wide. Leaves at the tips of the shoots, ie the ones just behind the flowers, are a bit shorter and a lot narrower. Growth habit is upright with wide spreading horizontal branches.

The plant in situ against a north facing wall.