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Yuletide Camellia

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 7-10
  • Height 4-5 Feet Tall
  • Spread 6-8 Feet Wide

An evergreen shrub that blooms in winter? That's Yuletide Camellia, which gifts gardeners in warmer regions (zones 7 through 10) with bright red blooms in winter. The compact size of this camellia means you can add it to nearly any spot in your landscape to enjoy its winter color. In fact, plant a group of them to form a hedge or short border wall to greet holiday visitors.

Growing Yuletide Camellia for its winter color is a top feature of this plant. But there is more: it can grow in wet regions but also handle some drought and heat. The red flowers are highlighted by a bright yellow center of stamens. Blooms appear above glossy, green leaves, beginning in September and continuing through the holidays and even into January. The shrub can grow in most native soils and part sun to shade, which makes it a perfect plant for woodland gardens as well as 4 to 5 foot hedges.

Yuletide Camellia Care

It's easy to care for this shrub. You don't have to prune Yuletide Camellia, but you can shape the shrub in late winter or early spring after it finishes flowering. Enjoy cutting flowers from your Yuletide Camellia to use in holiday décor and you might get even more blooms after trimming. In dryer areas, add some mulch around the ground beneath the plant. Water your plant regularly for the first year or two and when you have less rain than typical for your area.

Yuletide Camellia Spacing

Otherwise, just sit back and enjoy your camellia as it grows through most any conditions. Yuletide Camellia grows to nearly 5 feet high and 8 feet wide. When creating a border or hedge, space the shrubs 6 to 8 feet apart.

Yuletide Camellia Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Flower Color(s): Red
Bloom Period: Winter
Foliage Color(s): Glossy Dark Green
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun
Height: 4-5 Feet
Spread: 6-8 Feet
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Habit: Clumping, Compact
Watering: Medium
Features: Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Fall Blooming, Longer Blooming, Rebloomer, Wet Areas
Scientific Name: Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'
Common Name: Yuletide Camellia
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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5 Reviews - Yuletide Camellia Show Reviews

  • 5
    Very nice shrub with pretty...

    Posted by Renee Larrivee on Jan 17th 2021

    The Yuletide Camelia arrived packed very well and even had a flower on it with a couple other buds ready to bloom. One branch has a few variegated leaves which is interesting to see.

  • 5

    Posted by Hallie Eberlein on Dec 13th 2020

    Yuletide Camellia

  • 5

    Posted by Vivienne Martin on Dec 11th 2020

    Excellent and professional delivery.
    Teje recipient loves the plant ant it arrived beautiful and ready to bloom.

  • 5

    Posted by Sherry Dupree on May 28th 2020

    Yuletide Camellia

  • 5

    Posted by O. Dicky on Apr 5th 2019

    Great looking flowers and the leaves stay green all year. Hard to complain about a plant like that!