The Sasanqua Camellia (Camellia sasanqua) is an evergreen flowering shrub in the Theaceae family of camellias.
It is native to China and Japan.
It grows to 5 metres (16 feet) tall.
The glossy, green leaves are elliptical and about 3-7 centimetres (1-3 inches) long with finely serrated margins. The leaves are used to make tea.
The Sasanqua Camellia flowers are 5-7 centimetres (2-3 inches) in diameter with 5-7 white to dark pink petals. The flowers are mostly single or semi-double.
It blooms in autumn, but only for a couple of days before it drops its petals.
Photographed in Paris, France, April 2019.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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