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Crimson Candles Camellia Japonica
Crimson Candles Camellia is prized for its eight-petaled rose-pink to red flowers that emerge from elongated deep-red buds in late winter continuing through early spring. Get all the details below!

Crimson Candles Camellia Japonica

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Crimson Candles Camellia Japonica
Camellia japonica 'Crimson Candles'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Camellia variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Crimson Candles Camellia is prized for its eight-petaled rose-pink to red flowers that emerge from elongated deep-red buds in late winter continuing through early spring. The gorgeous flowers are wonderful in a vase where they can be displayed and enjoyed inside the home. The new emerging leaves of Crimson Candles are a beautiful bronze-red that matures to dark green over time.




Landscape & Garden Uses

A taller growing Camellia with an upright habit of growth to about 10-12 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide, Crimson Candles can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub it is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings, or as hedge or background plant in landscape borders and is especially nice as a corner plant or espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall) in home foundation plantings. As your camellia grows taller. lower branches can be removed to form a highly attractive small evergreen tree that serves well as a colorful focal point specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. A fine addition to camellia gardens, red theme gardens, Asian gardens, cottage gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors during winter by those who garden above USDA Zone 7a, where this variety is not reliably winter hardy. Find Your Zone

Spacing:  5 to 6 feet apart for solid hedge; 12 feet apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Camellia adapt well to various soil types however prefer a moist but well-drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. Constantly soggy soil is a slow killer. In general, Camellia grows and blooms better in partial shade with some shelter from the hot afternoon sun. Morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sunlight is perfect. All-day filtered sun is fine.



Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Camellias...


*Espalier (pronounced: ih-spal-yay) ...an ornamental shrub or tree that has been trained to grow flat against a wall, fence, or other vertical, flat surface.




Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Species:  Japonica (Winter, Spring blooming)
Height at Maturity:  10-12'
Width at Maturity:  6-8' 
Spacing:  5' for solid hedges; 9-10'+ for space between
Flower Color:  Deep-Red buds, Rose-Pink to Red flowers
Flower Size:  Large, 3-4"
Flowering Period:  Late Winter, Early Spring
Flower Type:  Single with eight petals
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade or Filtered Sun, All Day Filtered Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Resistances:  Deer, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity
Intolerances:  Direct Afternoon Sun, Constantly Soggy Soil



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