Category: Tree - Evergreen
Zones: 8 to 10
Size: 20 to 30' tall, 12 to 20' wide
Exposure: Part Shade
White flowers with yellow stamens in the autumn. The bark is a brick-red color. Well-drained soil and even moisture.
Native to China. Discovered by W.J. Tutcher on Mount Parker in Hong Kong in 1903. First published in 1905 in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 37: 63.
The brick-coloured bark of this tree makes it a very conspicuous object at a distance, and it was by this means that it was discovered.
Named after Mr. A. E. Crapnell, Hongkong, who has often accompanied me on my botanical excursions.
Synonym: Thea crapnelliana (Tutcher) Rehder.
- Camellia hybrida
- Camellia brevistyla (Hayata) Cohen-Stuart
- Camellia caudata Wall.
- Camellia chrysanthoides H.T.Chang
- Camellia edithae Hance
- Camellia grijsii Hance
- Camellia hiemalis Nakai
- Camellia japonica L.
- Camellia nitidissima C.W.Chi
- Camellia reticulata Lindl.
- Camellia saluenensis Stapf ex Bean
- Camellia sasanqua Thunb.
- Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze
- Camellia transarisanensis (Hayata) Cohen-Stuart
- Camellia x williamsii W.W.Sm.
I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Woodlanders in October 2011 and kept it in the conservatory for the winter. I planted it in spring 2012 in the Camellias And More garden and it grew slowly that year but did well in 2013.