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Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King' (Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King')

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
6m
Max height
Ultimate spread
3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King'

Other names: Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King'

Genus: Camellia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Crimson King' _ 'Crimson King' is a vigorous upright shrub with large bright red fragrant blooms and bright yellow stamens


Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King' is: Evergreen

Flower: Red in Spring; Red in Winter

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Bushy, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Camellia gall , Camellia petal blight

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King' (Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Containers

Cultivation: Flowers best in the shade. Early morning sunlight on the buds in frosty weather can damage them

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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