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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King'

Other names

Camellia 'Crimson King'

Genus

Camellia Camellia

Variety or Cultivar

'Crimson King' _ 'Crimson King' is an open, upright to spreading, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, leather, dark green leaves and fragrant, single, deep crimson flowers from mid-autumn to early winter.


Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King' is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Open branches, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Crimson in Autumn; Crimson in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Vine weevil Aphids , Vine weevil

Camellia gall , Camellia petal blight Camellia gall , Camellia petal blight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King' (Camellia 'Crimson King') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in acid to neutral, moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, partially shaded site. Buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds and early frost. Easily tolerates sun once established if soil is consistently cool and moist.

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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Botanical name

Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King'

Other names

Camellia 'Crimson King'

Genus

Camellia Camellia

Variety or Cultivar

'Crimson King' _ 'Crimson King' is an open, upright to spreading, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, leather, dark green leaves and fragrant, single, deep crimson flowers from mid-autumn to early winter.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Open branches, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Crimson in Autumn; Crimson in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Camellia gall , Camellia petal blight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King' (Camellia 'Crimson King') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in acid to neutral, moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, partially shaded site. Buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds and early frost. Easily tolerates sun once established if soil is consistently cool and moist.

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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Wimbeldon Garden
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