Camellia japonica ‘Christmas Beauty’

(Camellia, Christmas Beauty)


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Upright plant with large, semi-double, vivid rose colored blooms. Evergreen with glossy, weeping foliage. This cultivar often produces a show of color around Christmas with a multitude of simple bright red flowers. The semi-double flowers and flowers buds both show good resistance to cold which is important for this early season bloomer. The vigorous growth can be somewhat pendulous at times.

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Camellia japonica and most of its cultivars are considered to be winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-9. Even where winter hardy, unusually cold temperatures in winter (below 10 degrees F), particularly when occurring as a sudden temperature change, can damage or sometimes kill these plants. Where winter hardy, Camellia japonica should be grown in moist, acidic (5.5 to 6.5 pH), loose, organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade. Consistent and even moisture is important. Avoid wet soils. Plants require protection from direct afternoon sun and wind. Best location may be sun-dappled part shade. Best with a root mulch. Near the northern parts of their growing range, plants should be sited in sheltered and protected microclimates such as near the south side of a home or building. Burlap wraps are sometimes helpful. Plants generally dislike changes in temperature, irregular watering or being moved. Even a change in humidity can cause plants to drop buds. Fertilize monthly in spring and summer. If desired, remove all but one bud from each cluster to increase the size of the flower. Prune immediately after flowering.

Additional information

Common Name

Camellia, Christmas Beauty

Botanical Name

Camellia japonica 'Christmas Beauty'


3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade


to 12 ft.


to 8 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

Late winter

Flower Color

rose red



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color


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