Geographic origins: Japanese forests (Island of Ryukyu).
Adult dimensions: Height up to 10 metres, width up to 5 metres.
Foliage: Evergreen, mat green.
Type of soil: Dislikes chalk. Add peat to avoid compacted soils.
Hardiness: Hardy to -12°C.
Exposure: Partial shade or full sun.
Characteristics and uses:
The Christmas Camellia 'Versicolor' has small single flowers, which are lightly scented, the petals are white and edged with bright pink. Flowering is from September through to November. To increase the number of flowers from year to year, it is a good idea to water the Christmas Camellia from April through to September. The Camellia 'Versicolor' is very tolerant of pruning once the flowering period is over.
Thick, bushy and upright the Camellia sasanqua 'Versicolor' is perfect for small hedges. It is happy either planted as a lone specimen in the garden or in a border with other peat loving plants. It is also very beautiful when grown on your balcony against either a trellis or a wall.
Other Christmas Camellia:
Christmas Camellia 'Plantation Pink', large single scented flowers in soft pink
Christmas Camellia 'Yuletide', small shiny red flowers lit up by the yellow stamen
See the entire Christmas Camellia catalogue
See the entire Camellia catalogue