A Yuletide CamelliaSaturday, December 07, 2019
|Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' - 7 December 2019|
This camellia which seems to have a few different names :
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Camellia x vernalis “Yuletide’
is probably a man-made (person) cultivar. Plant species will have mutations in the wild. Or plant species can be observed in a nursery for unusual qualities. These are usually called selections. Another method involves the use of pollinators to cross one plant with another.
Whichever way you look at it this camellia blooms in December. On today’s date of 7 December it had two flowers (seen here) and many buds. By Christmas it will have more.
What we have here is a plant that it going to give the poinsettia and the holly a run for their money. My Rosemary had me going to different nurseries until we found this one. It is outside our front door and she has attached some miniature lights to it.