Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’

(Camellia, Yuletide)


$79.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Camellia sasanqua ?Yuletide? bursts forth with bright Christmas-red flowers from December through January. Because only a few flowers open at a time, seasonal frost will not dampen the show. ?Yuletide? grows with a distinctive upright, compact habit. Single, brilliant red blooms centered with bright yellow stamens make an elegant statement in the winter garden. It lends itself to more formal surroundings and can be sheared into dense hedges or trained as an espalier with great success.

Description

Sometimes referred to as Christmas Camellias, the sasanqua varieties of Camellia are native to the evergreen, coastal forests of southern Japan. Introduced by Dutch traders into Europe in 1869.The Japanese use the leaves of Camellia sasanqua to make tea, and the seeds are pressed into tea seed oil for use as a lubricant and in cooking and cosmetics. Where winter hardy, Camellia sasanqua 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, Yuletide

Botanical Name

Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun

Height

to 10 ft.

Width

to 6 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late fall-early winter

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

green

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