Camellia reticulata x fraterna 'Crimson Candles'
Camellia, Crimosn Candles
'Crimson Candles' is a fine hybrid camellia introduced by Camellia Forest Nursery in North Carolina. It is winter flowering with abundant small rose red blossoms which hold up well to below freezing nights. The plant has an upright growth habit and is said to be "very vigorous and disease resistant" . It has performed well in our garden here in Aiken, South Carolina. As with other camellias it will benefit from good soil that is well-drained, a mulch of pine straw, and occasional watering in dry spells. Plant in semi shady location.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7 -10