Korean Fire Cherry Red Camellia
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Korean Fire Cherry Red Camellia

Korean Fire Cherry Red Camellia

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Camellia japonica 'Korean Fire Cherry Red'


Korean Fire Cherry Red Camellia is considered to have the most beautiful foliage of any camellia. It has very showy, vibrant red flowers with an eye catching center of golden-yellow stamens. Slow growing, this hardy evergreen can reach 10-15 feet and a width of 5-8 feet and can survive in zone 6.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

I have known for a long time that Camellias are a species of many options in color, bloom time, and growth habit. More recently, during the development of this site, I've learned a lot more about about Camellias. As we began growing these beauties, I have become increasingly knowledgeable of their similarities and differences. Korean Fire has leaves that are small for a spring bloomer but with a slight blueish tent making them darker than most. The flower is similar to Spring's Promise.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 12'
Mature Width: 8'
Flower Season: Spring
Sun: Full shade to partial sun
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.