April Blush Camellia
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April Blush Camellia

April Blush Camellia

$61
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  • 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 japonica 'April Blush'

 

Developed by Dr. Clifford Parks, the 'April Blush' camellia is a cold hardy camellia that can grow as far north as zone 6. Its compact habit and slow growth rate make it well-suited for a small garden.  Semi-double, light pink flowers emerge between January and April to usher in spring. Grow in part shade and well-drained acidic soil, and provide protection from hot afternoon sun.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

There are several zone 6 Camellias that can handle colder temparatures. April Blush Camellia is the best pale pink performer in this series. Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they 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 Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea. 

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 8'
Mature Width: 5'
Flower Season: spring
Sun: full shade to part sun
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 10
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Zone
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
6
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
7
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
8
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
9
-6.7 to -1.1
30 to 40
10
-1.1 to 4.4

Be sure to use a well drained soil medium when planting any Camellia as they 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 Camellia, Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, and Azalea.  

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