LATIN NAME: CAMELLIA SASANQUA 'YULETIDE'
This upright, taller camellia blooms during late fall until early spring. Its deep-red flowers are up to 4-5 inches wide are accented by its evergreen foliage. It reaches 10-12 feet tall (3-10 feet wide) and performs well as a hedge or an accent plant. It is also known as the Christmas Camellia.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat
Soil Conditions: Prefers well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-10
This evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Mulching is recommended to detour weeds, keep the moisture content high, and temperatures low. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.