April Dawn Camellia
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April Dawn Camellia

April Dawn 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 japonica  'April Dawn'


'April Dawn' camellia has numerous large, formal double flowers winter through spring, and the bloom color can vary, from white with pink streaks, to solid pink, and every combination in between.  In peak bloom, the abundance of buds and flowers almost hide its deep green foliage. 'April Dawn' reaches a mature height of 4 to 6 feet and a mature width of 3 to 5 feet. Unlike many camellias, those in the 'April' series can handle colder zone 6 winter temperatures.  

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

I recently found April Dawn Camellia, it's new to me. I was shocked when I saw the flower on this one. Each plant could have white, red, or multi colored flowers. It grows very healthy and slow in a nice shady spot and can survive zone 6 cold.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 6'
Mature Width: 4'
Flower Season: winter to spring
Sun: full shade to part sun
Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1

There are several zone 6 Camellias that can handle colder temparatures. April Dawn Camellia is one of these and has multi colored flowers in pink, white, and/or red. 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.