It’s Late Fall, What Can I Plant In My Yard?


Hey everyone, it’s Robert Smiddy over at Willow Ridge Garden Center and Landscaping. I’d like to welcome you to another edition of Ask The Expert.

Many times I’m asked, “what will help me have some color in the fall?” I am standing next to one of my favorite answers to that question and many times, unfortunately, when I ask the question back, “do you have Camellia in your garden?” The answer is “no.” Well, I’d like to change that!

This is Camellia Sasanqua Hiryu, one of my favorites. It’s really brilliant as you can tell. It’s got lots of flowers on it and is really a great way to add color to your garden in the Fall.

Here we are in our region, which is zone 7, on November 8th and we still have blooming color! This is a wonderful way to add color to your garden or home this Autumn.

Did you know that there are more than 250 different species of this Camellia?!

Cold Hardy species, the Sasanqua in particular, are the really great Fall bloomers.

Wintertime Plants

There’s another particular variety called Yuletide, which in the Knoxville area will bloom around the first week of January. So, where else can you get an everblooming shrub that can give you color in January? It misses our Christmas by just a little bit, but a great addition.

Camellias are a really fuss-free plant that don’t require a lot of attention from us. They can live in sunny or shady spots with a lot of variety in heights and spreads. You can really look for these in your nursery or garden center to add something that’ll give you great Fall color with evergreen foliage that is really beautiful.

I really hope that you’ll consider planting Camellia this Fall to add some color to your yard.

Thank you very much and we’ll see you next time on Ask The Expert with Robert Smiddy from Willow Ridge Garden Center And Landscaping!

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