Enjoy an evergreen garden with a rich display of dense foliage and magnificent bright red blooms. The Camellia Sasanqua Yuletide has small, single flowers, with prominent golden yellow stamens, and is known to attract nectar feeding birds to your garden. It is a strong, upright growing shrub that is long living and can grow into a small tree. It makes a wonderful hedge or espalier. It will grow in most areas except for the hot tropics and inland. If you have slightly acidic soil, this is the plant for you.
|Size — 250mm|
|Growth Height — 3m|
|Flower Colour — Red|
|Light Requirements — Morning Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil|
You can plant your Camellia at any time of the year, however the best time is in late winter. Choose an outdoor spot with partial shade. Your Camellia will do well in slightly acidic soil. Do not add lime to your soil.
Always keep your Camellia plant moist, especially in hot and dry weather. Use compost and mulch around the plant to keep its shallow roots cool and moist. Be sure to keep the mulch away from the trunk to avoid any potential rot.
You can lightly trim the tips of your Camellia plant during spring to shape or thin out its branches. This will also keep leaves dense and compact.