Large Christmas red semi-double blossoms are produced over an exceptionally long period outlasting the old standby Yuletide and producing flowers well after the New Year. Yuletide Season Sasanqua Camellia has a dense naturally rounded habit and develops into a 6'H x 6'W evergreen shrub. Use this flowering machine as a medium sized hedge, specimen, or even enjoy it as a container plant. A Bobby Green and Green Nurseries introduction.
The small leaved Sasanqua Camellias make excellent landscape or container plants and are much more tolerant of sun and soil conditions than the larger flowered Japonica Camellias. These durable evergreen shrubs cover themselves in 2-3" flowers in fall and early winter and before the flowers fade the petals fall individually to form a colorful blanket beneath the dark glossy green foliage. These dwarf Camellias are amenable to pruning and shearing which should be done in spring. Sasanquas do appreciate a humus-rich soil, an organic mulch, and average moisture until well-established.
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Grows To: 6'H x 6'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic
Soil & Moisture: Average to well-drained, average moist, acidic soils.
Fertilizing: Use a balanced, slow release, nonburning fertilizer for acid loving plants.
Pruning: Once the Camellia flowering season has ended in mid-late spring, before buds set in summer.
Deer Resistance: Seldom Bothered
Native To / Origin: US Gardens - Bobby Green, Green Nurseries, Fairhope, AL
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See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions
Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml