C. sasanqua generally has smaller leaves and flowers than C. japonica, and blooms earlier. C. sasanqua is rather versatile in the landscape and can be used as accent, in containers, espaliers, ground covers, or informal hedges. 'Apple Blossom' is an upright, somewhat leggy shrub with single flowers of white with a pink blush on edge. Flower buds are pink. A profuse bloomer, flowers appear in early season (October to early December).