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Get all the details below on 'Yuletide', a spectacular Camellia that produces LOADS of bright red flowers with equally bright, prominent yellow stamens through fall to Christmas, hence the name. Rest assured, when you buy plants online from Wilson Bros Gardens we ship high-quality nursery and garden center grade container-grown plants that are ready upon arrival to plant and thrive for years to come in your landscape and gardens - Guaranteed!

Yuletide Camellia

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Yuletide Camellia 
Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where this Camellia is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

'Yuletide' is one of if not the most popular of all Camellia sasanqua varieties. Perhaps it's because of its long bloom season, which begins mid fall and continues through the Christmas season? Or maybe it's the masses of dogwood-like, bright true-red flowers with those prominent bright golden-yellow stamens? Or maybe it's the upright form and dense, lustrous, dark green foliage that make for a great hedge, small tree, or espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall? Whichever it is, Yuletide is a true garden jewel that deserves a spot in every landscape where it will grow!

Landscape & Garden Uses

A taller growing Camellia with an upright habit of growth to about 8-10 feet tall and 5-8 feet wide (depending on pruning), Yuletide can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub, it is ideal for use as a hedge or background plant, in groupings, and is especially nice as espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall.) When "limbed up" to form a small tree it serves well as an attractive and colorful specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. Great for cottage gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors overwinter for those who live above USDA Zone 7a, where not winter hardy. Find Your Zone >

Spacing:  4-5' for solid hedge; 10'+ for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Camellia adapt well to various soil types however prefer a moist but well-drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. Constantly soggy soil is a slow killer. In general, Camellia grows and blooms better in partial shade with some shelter from the hot afternoon sun. Morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sunlight is perfect. All-day filtered sun is fine.

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*Espalier (pronounced: ih-spal-yay) ...an ornamental shrub or tree that has been trained to grow flat against a wall, fence, or other vertical, flat surface.

Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10a  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Species:  Sasanqua (Fall blooming)
Height at Maturity:  8-10' depending on pruning
Width at Maturity:  5-8' depending on pruning
Spacing:  4-5' for solid hedges; 10'+ for space between plants
Flower Color:  Bright Red with Bright Golden-Yellow stamens
Flower Size:  2.5-3"
Flowering Period:  Mid Fall through Early Winter
Flower Type:  Single petaled
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade or Filtered Sun, All Day Filtered Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Resistances:  Deer, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity
Intolerances:  Direct Afternoon Sun, Constantly Soggy Soil

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