Yuletide Camellia

Product Description

The Yuletide Camellia shrub’s beautiful bright red blooms will grace your garden from late fall to early spring.

The Yuletide Sasanqua Camellia’s single red flower buds with a bright yellow center full of golden stamens open just as the fall growing season ends and will last for a few months to come. Glossy dark green leaves contrast the evergreen shrub all year to provide extra green colors year after year.

Growing in an upright habit, the Christmas Camellia Yuletide is best planted as an accent shrub, foundation plantings along fences or walls, as a hedge border, in containers, or woodland gardens. Even better, you can use the cut flowers for vases or arrangements.

How to Grow Camellia Sasanqua Yuletide

Grow this beautiful flowering shrub across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 7-10. With little maintenance needed to keep it thriving, it is adaptable to a wide range of soil sites as long as it’s in full sun to part shade with well draining soil. A planting spot with filtered afternoon sun is best especially if you are in an area with hot summers.

Camellias are acid loving plants and love to have soil pH below 7. To make your soil more acidic, you can add peat moss, used coffee grounds, or other acidifying substances. We also specially formulate our very own Acidic Soil Potting Mix for sale.

The Yuletide Camellia size is up to 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide making it a perfect small tree or shrub. Apply a slow release fertilizer at the root ball in the early spring to help boost growth and flower production. The Yuletide Camellia growth rate is up to 1-2 feet per year.

Sasanqua Yuletide Camellia pruning should take place after it has finished blooming and the flowering period ends. Prune the tree as desired to maintain shape and size while keeping the evergreen foliage looking tidy. Newly planted camellia plants will need a regular watering schedule until the root system is established. Once established, the tree is drought tolerant. Mulching the plant with a 2 inch layer of organic material such as pine bark or compost will help retain moisture.

Bring on the winter season with camellia shrubs!

Shop the Yuletide Camellia for sale and visit our Camellia Pruning Guide!

Botanical Name

Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 8-10 ft
Mature Width 6-8 ft
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Bright red flowers
  • Winter bloomer
  • Evergreen leaves

Shipping Info

Once your Yuletide Camellia order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

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No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. kristine p. (verified owner)

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    Love this plant. Arrived very healthy

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  2. Tom (verified owner)

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  3. Jennifer Ireland (verified owner)

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    The plant was well packaged and arrived in healthy condition. Very pleased with this beautiful camellia!

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      We are so glad you love your new Yuletide Camellia tree!

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