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Yuletide Camellia

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$36.98
  • Single form bright red blooms with yellow centers
  • Matures to 6-8' wide by 8-10' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 10
  • Plant in partial sun
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Description

The Yuletide Camellia is a classic southern camellia, and for good reason! Yuletide is renowned for its numerous medium-sized, single-form bright red blooms with brilliant yellow centers. These blossoms appear from Autumn through early winter and have a knack for transforming the landscape.

The blooms of this shrub contrast beautifully against the dark evergreen leaves. Furthermore, they have a lightly serrated edge with an attractive glossy sheen. This is some of the most consistent foliage you can have in your landscape.

This camellia is very low maintenance and even drought tolerant once established over a few growing seasons.

With a growth potential of 8-10' H x 6-8' W wide make sure to leave room for this jewel to grow! However, it responds well to trimming and can be kept at the desired size.

This is a perfect choice for a privacy screen, specimen, windbreak, sound dampener for street noise, or even a large container. Use a row of them to line a long driveway for a functional display that will provide hundreds or even thousands of blooms every year.

For an interesting color and texture contrast, try planting with the BananAppeal Small Anise Tree. Alternatively, plant several Dear Dolores Hydrangeas or Big Daddy Hydrangeas in front of a row of Yuletides for a truly southern display.

Yuletide Camellia Care

Hardy in USDA Zones 7-10, down to 0°F when well-established.

Prefers Partial Sun. provide 3-4 hours per day of direct sun or filtered all-day sun for best results

Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season. Then during the second growing season water 1-2 times per week. Once established, only water once or twice a week during dry weather.

Plant in rich, acidic soil with good drainage. Apply a few inches of mulch underneath the plant to insulate the roots from extreme temperatures.

Fertilize every few months with an acidic plant fertilizer to encourage growth. Once matured, yearly fertilization is plenty to keep this plant healthy and strong.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Yuletide Camellia Spacing

For a seamless planting, space your plants 6-8 feet apart. Alternatively, space them 9+ feet for gaps between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Flowering, Reblooming, Shade Tolerant
  • Feature Color
    Green, Red
  • Uses
    Accent, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Mass Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Fall

Growing Zones : 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 7-10
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Yuletide Camellia

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The Yuletide Camellia is a classic southern camellia, and for good reason! Yuletide is renowned for its numerous medium-sized, single-form bright red blooms with brilliant yellow centers. These blossoms appear from Autumn through early winter and have a knack for transforming the landscape.

The blooms of this shrub contrast beautifully against the dark evergreen leaves. Furthermore, they have a lightly serrated edge with an attractive glossy sheen. This is some of the most consistent foliage you can have in your landscape.

This camellia is very low maintenance and even drought tolerant once established over a few growing seasons.

With a growth potential of 8-10' H x 6-8' W wide make sure to leave room for this jewel to grow! However, it responds well to trimming and can be kept at the desired size.

This is a perfect choice for a privacy screen, specimen, windbreak, sound dampener for street noise, or even a large container. Use a row of them to line a long driveway for a functional display that will provide hundreds or even thousands of blooms every year.

For an interesting color and texture contrast, try planting with the BananAppeal Small Anise Tree. Alternatively, plant several Dear Dolores Hydrangeas or Big Daddy Hydrangeas in front of a row of Yuletides for a truly southern display.

Yuletide Camellia Care

Hardy in USDA Zones 7-10, down to 0°F when well-established.

Prefers Partial Sun. provide 3-4 hours per day of direct sun or filtered all-day sun for best results

Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season. Then during the second growing season water 1-2 times per week. Once established, only water once or twice a week during dry weather.

Plant in rich, acidic soil with good drainage. Apply a few inches of mulch underneath the plant to insulate the roots from extreme temperatures.

Fertilize every few months with an acidic plant fertilizer to encourage growth. Once matured, yearly fertilization is plenty to keep this plant healthy and strong.

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2.4 Gallon
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