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Yuletide Camellia

Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'


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-t- Planting Mix
Yuletide Camellia Planting Mix

Helps your Yuletide Camellia get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
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Growing Zones: 7-9
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


4-5 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'

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Cheer-Up Your Winter with Bright Red Flowers

- Gorgeous winter blooms
- Requires no maintenance
- Drought tolerant

The Yuletide greets your visitors throughout the holiday season... and most of winter!

Blooms begin in September and continue throughout much of December, even into January.

As an evergreen, this shrub can be used as a property barrier, foundation planting or accent plant in any area of your garden.

Camellias are virtually maintenance free, requiring no care... they just bloom year after year! However, if you do decide to trim your camellia, you will be rewarded with double the blooms the following year.

The Yuletide Camellia grows to an impressive 8-10 ft. high and 6-8 ft. wide. Extremely drought tolerant, once established... this shrub can handle any conditions Mother Nature throws at it!

Your Yuletide arrives as a large, well developed 3 gallon plant... ready to bloom this season.


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Customer Reviews

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Yuletide gets its name because it blooms for Christmas and people cut them for arrangements and float them in bowls. Camellias are easy to grow if they are planted high. Dig a wide shallow hole. Debutante is also an early blooming one that was one of the earliest in America. Visit Magnolia in Charleston SC or attend a camellia show and you'll be hooked. We have a couple of thousand varieties. Growers are usually willing to share scions for cuttings or grafting.
January 1, 2013
I live in zone 7. Got it in june & it is thriving really well under a dappled/filtered light. Leaves are now very lush, green & glossy! Hopefully it will bloom this first season! Will give an update & maybe post a pix when it blooms
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
Very healthy plant
The plant I received was healthier than I've seen in most nurseries.
September 8, 2014
over 3 years ago
Little camelia seems to have settled in nicely in FL, has many buds and three have opened into beautiful blooms. Very pleased with this choice
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
My Yuletide Sasanquas
My Yuletide Sasanquas are beautiful, strong plants that have the prettiest red blossoms with yellow stamen at Christmastime. I love them. They have a lovely form without pruning, so far I have one on each corner of my house. I expect them to be quite compatible with my Nellie Stevens Hollies . RMB
July 15, 2014
over 5 years ago
Wow! I bought three shrubs from Fast-Growing Trees and they came in excellent, excellent shape! I bought this Yuletide Camellia and cannot wait for it to bloom! The winters are always so blah. This will cheer me up for sure
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
November in Jersey
I wish I could send a picture...3 plants - all budding...2 with flowers. The deep green leaves are beautiful
December 1, 2015
Lakewood , NJ
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
I live in the lower south and I was used to living in the middle south. My Yuletide Camellia has taken well and we have had a very warm and humid summer. I loved my camellia bush in the middle south because I love anything that stays green in the winter and will bloom and add color to the long winter months.

They add to your landscape and are cold weather hardy in these two planting zones 7 and 8. I am looking to have blooms on my new bushes this winter.

Just follow the planting instructions and don,t over water them or under water them for the first couple of months until they are established in there new environment!!

Lastly, Enjoy Them!!!

Lois R.
July 29, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Has not bloomed yet
-Prompt receipt
-In good health
- Can't wait to see it bloom
November 20, 2014
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
May 3, 2016
Glen St. Mary, FL
1 year ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Yuletide Camellia

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Yuletide Camellia.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Yuletide Camellia gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Yuletide Camellia again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
The color, it's an evergreen, and it blooms in fall/winter
Victoria H on Oct 29, 2017
Unusual tropical Holiday Flower that will be a conversation plant
Meri M on Aug 3, 2017
The color, it's an evergreen, and it blooms in fall/winter
Victoria H on Oct 29, 2017
Wanted flowering plants during the colder months to keep color in my yard year-round
Victor S on Oct 10, 2017
Unusual tropical Holiday Flower that will be a conversation plant
Meri M on Aug 3, 2017
Nice size and nice looking for the space I have in mind.
Mary Jane R on Jul 23, 2017
I love the tree flower
JON E PUCILLOC S on May 3, 2017
I read the reviews and it was indicated that it is deer resistant....that had a lot to do with my order, also, I love the idea of blooms during cold weather when other plants have ceased.
Ellen M on Apr 21, 2017
Have been searching for these to use as border along fence to give some late fall and winter color.
William H on Apr 13, 2017
I will make it to bonsai
Young K on Apr 7, 2017
Sounds like a beautiful privacy border plant to put at head of my parking area.
Gayle E on Feb 26, 2017
A splash of colour during the bland wintery months.
Roberto I on Feb 24, 2017
I use to have this one.
Adelaide B on Jan 9, 2017
one of the reviews.
anthony r on Dec 15, 2016
Long blooming plant and one that honey bees like in the fall.
Joseph T on Dec 7, 2016
This was to replace the ones we had to leave at my deceased Parents house the plants were mature and have been there for many years,was to hard to dig up and move, They are beautiful as well as hardy and its so great to see the blooms in cold weather!!!!
PAUL H on Nov 7, 2016
We have a heavily shaded area in our backyard and I wanted to cover up a portion of the fence previously hidden by Leland Cyprus Trees. I thought it would be beautiful to see all these beautiful blooms in winter.
Stephanie G on Aug 5, 2016
winter blooms
Priscilla C on Jul 7, 2016
To add a dash of color to my garden especially in the Fall.
Charles R on Jun 9, 2016
We live in Zone 8. We have a back fence line that had Leland Cypress growing but unfortunately are dying after 20 years. We wanted to replace the large trees with a different evergreen interest. We have other camellias in our yard and love them.
STEPHANIE G on Mar 20, 2016
PATRICIA S on Feb 26, 2016
Tricia B on Jan 31, 2016
Colors, growing habit & blooming time ~ CHRISTMAS TIME
DANIEL D on Jan 12, 2016
To replace a less drought tolerant plant
Edward A on Jan 9, 2016
for its winter blooms and not much maintenance
Urvashi B on Sep 22, 2015
Wanted flowering plants during the colder months to keep color in my yard year-round
Victor S on Oct 10, 2017
Nice size and nice looking for the space I have in mind.
Mary Jane R on Jul 23, 2017
how long does it take for the Yuletide camelia to reach its mature height? Or how much does it grow each year? thanks
linda b on Sep 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These grow about 1-2ft per year. Your Yuletide will be approaching its mature height of 8-10 feet in 6 to 8 years.
Will this grow in pots?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would think that it would. I have grown several other types of camellias in pots and have had
great success with them. Camellias are my favorite flowers and I wish you luck with yours.
Is Yuletide suitable for espalier use in a two foot wide area between a driveway and a brick wall?

A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We have the Yuletide Camellia growing in a two foot wide by the parking lot. Just make sure the soil underneath is in good shape with the nutrients it needs. We had to dig out lime and clay that was more than regular soil. Then we placed mix soil with peat moss, top soil, sand, and mulch under and around the plant. After it had been in the ground for about a month we put fertilizer 18 inches away from roots and watered. Then for some reason it wasn't growning so I put a fungus disease removal in two gallons of water. Have two plants so I put one gallon on each one and about 3 weeks later they are growing real well. More and more growth from a 3 gallon plant that was mailed to us.
What is the best time to prune?
Beverly L on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: With a Camellia it is best to prune immediately after they are finished blooming. In doing so it will allow new growth and buds before the next blooming cycle.
I live in North Carolina. My neighbors have a huge fence line and I back up to woods. I am looking for a shrub or tree to hide it. I love the yultide camelia but am afraid the deer will eat it. Do the deer like this type of shrub? If do, can you suggest anything else.
D S on Aug 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No plant is 100% deer proof, once food is sparse deer will graze anything. However the Yuletide Camellia is not a deer's first choice, they will prefer other shrubs and plants over the Yuletide, so it's considered deer resistant. If you're worried you can always protect your plants with organic deer repellents.
Does this plant shed leaves in the winter ?
Jan G on Sep 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Here in Maryland (Zone7b), my Yuletide is evergreen. It is about 2 1/2 years old, and was partially gnawed to the ground by deer the first year. It came back slowly and wintered over the 2nd year with no leaf loss. It has not bloomed for me yet, but seems very healthy. We are looking forward to our first flowers, maybe this year. I'm glad we made this purchase.
How long is the lifespan of the bush?
Cindy H on Aug 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have friends with Camellia bushes that are over 50 years old. If well cared for they will live longer than we will.
When is the best time to plant this shrub?
Rick J on Dec 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would say spring to get it established before winter if you are not in a lower south or tropical and coastal. Then fall should be fine.
will this plant grow in shade ?
Claudia F on Oct 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Claudia-To my knowledge camelias will grow and seem to like most light conditions But they do seem to do well in partial or full shade. Good luck in your efforts, Emory
Does the bush make fruit of any kind?
Cindy H on Aug 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I wish I knew. i planted mine two years ago and its still 12" high. however i purchased mine after seeing one in a neighbors yard that is thriving and beautiful. I have never seen fruit on it but stunning flowers in December. i have bush envy. Note, i think my neighbors bush gets more direct sunlight than where mine is planted, if that helps as well.
I plan to use this as a shield for my window. How far away from the house should I plant it?
Harriet P on May 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes at least 4-5 feet from window-as this beautiful creature fills out she will be scratching at your window if you don't!
why do these not ship to texas?
Andrea D on May 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Due to state agricultural restrictions we are unable to ship to TX.
Why does it not ship to Tennessee?
Dick T on Oct 24, 2017
Will these grow right in the same spot as a recently removed crepe myrtle? I'd like to replace the crepe myrtles (a row of them) with something evergreen but not sure if that would affect the ability for these to grow well in that spot.


Ben S on Oct 12, 2017
growth rate? feet or inches per year? how long till maturity?
maria a on Oct 11, 2017

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