Christmas Carol™ Camellia
Camellia x vernalis 'Green J-039'
When you cross Camellia japonica with Camellia sasanqua you get the best of two worlds: The graceful, semi-weeping habit makes it useful for those who find japonicas too stiff and stodgy in the landscape. Red, bell-shaped flowers with white edges begin in fall, continuing through the Christmas season. Fallen flowers create a beautiful effect, embellishing the ground in red and white like a holiday skirt.
Red bell-shaped flowers with white edges
Evergreen or Deciduous
7, 8, 9
Hardy to 0°F to 10°F
Accent, Coastal, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Planting, Woodland Garden
Full Sun to Part Shade
Water weekly (or more often in extreme heat).
Well-drained garden soil with rich organic matter
Yearly in spring
5-7' H x 3-5' W
- water before planting
- plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
- dig hole 3X the width of pot,
- backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
- water and add more soil if needed
- mulch plants