Our huge Christmas Camellia is ready for the holidays! It’s sporting bright red and yellow blooms and is standing 10 feet tall. We purchased the Camellia at a plant nursery in Chincoteague, Virginia about 7 years ago. It was about 18 inches tall at that time. It’s very easy to grow and maintain. We fertilize once per year with a special acidic fertilizer such as Espoma HT8 Holly-Tone 4-3-4, 8 Pounds. We have never pruned the Camellia. Nature has a pruning machine called “deer.” As you will see in the video, deer have munched around the bottom of the Camellia even though we surrounded it with chicken wire. Oh well … Please see below for 4 reasons to add Camellia to your Autumn landscape.
Camellias are considered broadleaf evergreens. They maintain their leaves throughout the year, so they provide structure, volume, and color in your landscape. Our Camellia is like an old friend in our garden, who provides beautiful blooms when it’s cold outside! If you are looking for an easy-maintenance shrub that blooms in late Fall/Winter, Camellia may be the shrub for you! For beginner gardeners, filling your garden with low maintenance perennials that bloom consistently is an investment that will return dividends year after year!
4 reasons for adding Camellia Yuletide to your Autumn landscape are:
- In late Autumn, most of the landscape is bare. Camellia Yuletide blooms red and yellow flowers, which brighten your landscape!
- Since Camellia Yuletide grows to 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide, it takes up a good amount of space in your landscape. It adds color and volume to your landscape.
- Camellia Yuletide is very easy to maintain. We just fertilize once per year in early Spring, using an acidic fertilizer such as Espoma HT8 Holly-Tone 4-3-4, 8 Pounds.
- Camellia Yuletide gets you in the mood for the holidays and lifts your gardening spirits!
Check your local Home Depot, Lowes or online Burpee Gardening for their selection of Camellia! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!