Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King'

Camellia sasanqua ‘Crimson King’

Camellia

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King'
  • Common name: Camellia
  • Family: Theaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen

Camellias are handsome evergreen shrubs with gorgeous elegant blooms. Camellia sasanqua ‘Crimson King’ is a fast-growing dense upright shrub with large single bright red fragrant blooms, with masses of bright yellow stamens. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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Grow Camellia sasanqua ‘Crimson King’ in moist but well-drained, lime-free soil, in a sheltered spot in sun to shade. Where soils are unsuitable or spring frosts very severe, plants may be grown in large containers of lime-free compost water with rain water. 

How to grow Camellia 'Crimson King'

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Camellia 'Crimson King' and wildlife

Camellia 'Crimson King' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Camellia 'Crimson King' poisonous?

Camellia 'Crimson King' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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