Christmas Carol™

Camellia sasanqua ‘Green J-039’

This cross of Camellia japonica with sasanqua brings you the best of two worlds — the semi-weeping habit pleases those who find japonicas too stiff and stodgy in the landscape. Red, bell-shaped flowers with white edges bloom from autumn through Christmas.

Sunset Zones

4–9,12,14–24

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–10

Christmas Carol™ Features

Plant Dimensions

5–7' H x 3–5' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Coastal, Container, Hedge, Mass planting, Privacy Planting, Woodland Garden

Plant Type

Evergreen

Growth Rate

Moderate

Exposure

Full coastal sun to part shade in hotter climates

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fall Blooming, Winter / Fall Foliage Color

Feature

Red bell-shaped flowers with white margins autumn through Christmas

Flowering Season

Fall

Christmas Carol™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established

Fertilizer

Feed with acid fertilizer in late winter

Pruning

No pruning needed

Soil

Well-drained garden soil w/ rich organic matter

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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