April Melody Camellia
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April Melody Camellia

April Melody 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 Melody'


'April Melody' is a camellia of moderate growth rate that bears small, single red blooms from winter to spring. This variety is a strong grower and very cold hardy in zone 6. It reaches a mature size of 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide, making it suitable to plant at the back of a large shade bed or as a screen.  


Teas/tisanes can be made from all camellias, for varied flavored results depending on the variety and processing methods used--some cultivars have caffeine, while some do not. There are resources available online for the hobbyist and production-minded tea makers alike. Research, experiment, process and use at your own risk.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

April Melody is a moderate grower, flowers are a bit smaller than some but its color is amazing. It is another zone 6 Camellia so its more cold hardy in the northern states.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 10'
Mature Width: 7'
Flower Season: 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

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.