The Q&A Archives: looking for an evergreen compact azalea or camellia

Question: Dear Monrovia, I have a planting bed between a walkway and the house, the bed is 2 feet wide and 10 feet in length with a northern exposure. In addition there are windows 3 feet above that planting area. I am looking for an evergreen compact azalea or camellia for that location, what varieties would you recommend? Thank you in advance for your help.
-Dallas Townsend

Answer: Here are descriptions of two of my favorites:

Camellia sasanqua 'Classique' is a prostrate sasanqua camellia which grows slowly to around 2' tall and 3' wide. It flowers abundantly from late summer to winter. The flowers are two-tone pink with a prominent yellow center. The new growth has a bronze tinge.

Or, you might try 'Yuletide' with small ember red flowers and prominent yellow stamens.

Hope one of these camellias is just right for your garden!

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