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PlantFiles: Sasanqua Camellia, Autumn Camellia
Camellia sasanqua 'Crimson King'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Camellia (kuh-MEE-lee-a) (Info)
Species: sasanqua (suh-SAN-kwuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Crimson King

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By grafting
By budding
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive wallaby1 On Nov 15, 2005, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have had this by an east wall but has got very sprawling so moved it, this is an attractive feature but needs a suitable spot. Each year it makes more flowers, 2005 in zone 8a Lincoln UK cool summer but mild autumn suited it, flowering from early November. I have just taken a seed pod from last year's flower with 3 seeds in, one already splitting and germinating, pod still green but starting to wither. Flower colour is red but photo in low light shows more pink, has a light scent. Nicely formed single flowers with boss of creamy yellow stamens, open twisted petals, medium size flower.

Positive philomel On Nov 8, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a strong growing, moderately scented sasanqua. The flowers are single crimson red with contrasting yellow stamens, making an eye catching combination. The dark flower colour means that any frost damage is less noticeable than it might be on paler petals.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Jonesboro, Georgia

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