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Yuletide Camellia Sasanqua
Yuletide Camellia Sasanqua

Theaceae Camellia Sasanqua Yuletide

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Cannot ship to: Alaska, Hawaii
Grows InZone 7A · 0° to 5° F through Zone 10B · 35° to 40° F
Sun ExposureMorning Sun / Evening Shade, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToHeat
BloomsFall Blooms, Winter Blooms
Foliage ColorBlue Green
Average Height8' to 10'
Average Width8' to 10'
AttractsVisual Attention
Additional Information About Yuletide Camellia Sasanqua

Camellia Sasanqua 'Yuletide' is a moderate growing shrub that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7A through 10B. It matures to an average height of 8 feet to 10 feet and an average width of 8 feet to 10 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sun and grows best when planted in loam or clay soil that is well drained. The foliage is blue green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to heat.

Yuletide Camellia can be useful in the landscape in foundation plantings, as a buffer or screen, as a background, in shrub borders, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands, grown flat against a wall, as a hedge or as a tree form shrub and also in theme gardens or shade gardens.

More About Yuletide Camellia...

Noteworthy Characteristics

Yuletide is one of the all-time favorite camellias among the Sasanqua varieties....and for very good reason! In late fall to mid winter, this evergreen shrub or small tree produces brilliant, fiery red blooms centered with bright yellow stamens. Blossoms stand out in high contrast against glossy, dark green foliage. 


Yuletide Camellia has many uses. As a shrub, it can be used as a specimen or in straight or curved rows to form attractive, evergreen hedges and screens. It can also be "limbed up" to form a very attractive small tree placed in small groupings or as a focal point specimen. It is perfect for use as espalier: trained to grow flat against a wall.


Camellias prefer a fertile, moist but well-drained, acidic soil. Constantly soggy soil is a slow killer. Your new camellia should not need regular watering after the first year unless there are extended periods of dry weather during summer. Camellias do best in partial shade or filtered sun. Avoid afternoon direct sun. 

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More Details...

USDA Zones: 8A-10B



Species:  Sasanqua (Fall to Mid Winter Blooming)

Bloom Color:  Bright Red with Bright Yellow Stamens

Bloom Size:  3-4 inches

Bloom Form:  Single 

Bloom Season:  Fall to Mid Winter

Maintainable Height:  6-10 feet

Maintainable Width:  5-8 feet

Growth Habit: Upright, Dense

Light Preferences:  Filtered shade to light sun

Plant Uses:  Hedge, Buffer, Screen, Small Tree, Landscape Beds, Flowering Shrub Borders, Small Groupings, Specimen, Foundation Plant, Espalier, Large Containers

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Arrived bushy, healthy, & recently pruned

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by John - Somerset, Kentucky

I have to say I've ordered some very leggy camellias but this Yuletide is bushy, healthy, and was pruned just before shipping. As I'm in Zone 6 I hope to keep this Yuletide as a potted tree to bring indoors in winter but based on this tree I will hopefully order some outdoor camellia next spring I can plant and leave outside.

Reply from Gardener Direct:

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Beautiful foliage

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by Vishal - Freeport, New York

Beautiful plant. Arrived in excellent packaging. Already planted. Waiting to see how it grows.

Reply from Gardener Direct:

Hi Vishal - Thanks for the compliments! It's best to plant Camellias where they will get morning to early afternoon sun with shade or filtered light during the afternoon. Plant them in well-drained soils. During the first growing season, water only enough to keep the soil damp, but not soggy. As with many other types of plants, constantly soggy soil can be a killer of Camellia.

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