Yume Camellia
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Yume Camellia

Yume Camellia

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Camellia sasanqua 'Yume' 

Sometimes simple is better. 'Yume' is actually a hybrid between a japonica and a sasanqua, enabling it to bloom from November into February, with flowers seen to be hardy to 26 degrees Fahrenheit! Single form bloom composed of heart shaped petals with blush pink center dusting is slightly fragrant and sweetly simple. This variety of camellia is somewhat smaller at maturity, reaching 5' by 5' in seven years. Heavy bloomer and excellent subject to espalier.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

I find Yume to be still blooming well late January. One thing I like about fall blooming Camellias is that they can grow nicely in sun or shade.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 6'
Mature Width: 6'
Flower Season: Fall and Winter
Sun: Full sun to full shade
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1

Remember that all fall blooming or Camellia sasanqua can grow in either sun or shade while the spring blooming Camellia japonica needs at least afternoon shade.

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea as they all prefer fall planting with less watering than you might think. In NC our soil is clay so we prefer to use pine bark soil conditioner when planting these varities.