Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'
Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh suh-SAN-kwuh
|Description||Single, brilliant red blooms centered with bright yellow stamens make an elegant statement in the winter garden. The glossy, dark green foliage creates a handsome natural hedge, foundation shrub or espalier specimen. A mid-season bloomer. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Fall through Winter|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||With its simple yet elegant red flowers and golden centers, this sasanqua variety is among the most popular. When not in flower, its upright habit helps it create a fine evergreen background for a variety of conditions. Plant around the house to cover foundations and to fill window-free walls. Use along fence lines and add vivid color to outdoor living spaces, porches and patios. Even grows well under the filtered shade of old street trees dominating the front yard. Can be used as an informal hedge, partition or privacy screen. As the name suggests, a must holiday decoration in containers or as cut flowers throughout the house.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Athyrium); Azalea (Azalea); Winter Daphne (Daphne)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10
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