Camellia Sasanqua Yuletide
Single, brilliant red blooms centered with bright yellow stamens make an elegant statement in the winter garden. The glossy, dark green foliage creates a handsome natural hedge, foundation shrub or espalier specimen. A mid-season bloomer. Evergreen.
Watering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Botanical Pronunciation:kuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh
Plant type:Camellia, Tree, Shrub
Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12, 14 - 24, 26 - 31
Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Special features:Easy Care
Foliage color:Dark Green
Blooms:Fall through Winter
Flower attributesFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Athyrium); Azalea (Azalea); Winter Daphne (Daphne)
The Yuletide Camellia is a classic Camellia sasanqua variety that ushers the Christmas season into your landscape with style! This selection produces brilliant red blooms from fall into winter. These rich-red flower petals surround a stunning golden center. Simple and single-form, the Yuletide’s blossoms have a timeless beauty in the landscape. The foliage is dark green and dense, with an upright growth habit. New growth tends to have a glossy bronze color. At maturity, this variety ranges between 8-10 ft. tall and wide. The Yuletide Camellia is hardy from USDA Zones 7-10. Plant in partial sun (3-4 hours of direct sun) or all-day filtered sun. Water 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. They perform best in rich, slightly acidic soil with good drainage. Fertilize yearly with a slow-release acidic plant fertilizer in spring. These 2.5 qt. Yuletide Camellias are well-rooted and matured into their pots. They will be between 12-15 in. tall when shipped and are not guaranteed to be in bloom on arrival.
The camellia arrived quickly and in perfect condition despite being mailed in the heat of August. Great job of packing!