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CAMELLIA x vernalis 'Yuletide'
- Camellia - A guide to sizing and pricing
- Camellia - Care Guide
- Camellia - Hybridisation
- Camellia sasanqua - Care Guide & Videos
- Camellias - Background info Videos.
- Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
- Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
- Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
- Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
- Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
- Mature Size
- Tips and Advice
- Goes Well With
- Planting Combinations
- Other Suggestions
- See Also...
Evergreen - dense, dark green foliage with small leaves to 4.5cm (1¾in) long
Height - 2.5m (8ft)
Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
Tall Shrub - compact habit. Small flowers become prolific as shrub matures
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - - a chance seedling that first bloomed in 1959
Pests & Diseases - aphids, scale insects, vine weevils, leaf spot
Place of origin - garden origin. USA. 1959. Nuccio's Nurseries, California
Camellia Types - species -
Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals - to 7.5cm (3in) across
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Leaf margin - Serrulate - see photos above
Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
Pruning group - Pruning group 5
Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
Seasonal Interest - Winter -
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
Fertile moist well-drained soil
- Camellia Care - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Soil Conditions
- Planting Tips
- Camellia Pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Wind damaged pruning & staking - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pests and Diseases
- Sooty mould in spring - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Collecting Camellia Seeds - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Propagation by semi-ripe cuttings - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Flowering Periods
- Self Seeding Camellia reticulata - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Further Reading
- Caring for Camellia sasanqua
- Camellia sasanqua - Video Tip ondemand_video
- sasanqua hybrids - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Autumn flowering sasanquas - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!
- When is the right time to collect seeds?
- When are seeds actually ripe and ready for collection?
- Magnolia seed collection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Cornus capitata seed collection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Rhododendron seed collecting - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Camellia seed collection - Video Tip ondemand_video