Camellia x 'Crimson Candles'
Red, elongated flower buds gave 'Crimson Candles' it's name. Bright flowers line up along each branch, giving it showy appeal that rivals any azalea in full bloom; and it does so months before! This plant has excellent hardiness in both the foliage and flowers, performs best with plenty of sunlight, and is an excellent choice for outdoor screening. A Camellia Forest introduction, 1995.
» Bloom color: Vibrant rose red to deep pink
» Bloom form: Single
» Bloom size: Small, 2.5 to 3 inches
» Bloom period (NC): Early to mid spring (Feb-Mar)
» Growth rate, habit: Vigorous, upright/dense
» Zones: 7a-9
» Features: Profuse blooms, CF introduction, hedge worthy
» Parentage: Chance seedling of an unnamed C. reticulata x C. fraterna