April Rose Camellia
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April Rose Camellia

April Rose 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 Rose'


'April Rose' camellia is perhaps one of the most beautiful members of the 'April' series of cold hardy, spring-blooming camellias introduced by Dr. Clifford Parks. Most notable are its picturesque formal double, multilayered flowers, which most often are solid pink to slightly red, but can have some white accents.  Blooms between January and April. Plant in shade to dappled sun with some protection from wind and hot afternoon sun. If you like to have a source for fantastic cut flowers, plant this camellia--you won't have to wait until summer to have some roses!  

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

April Rose Camellia is my favorite formal hot pink bloomer, it remind me very much of Pink Perfection for the pale pink or Seafoam for white.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 9'
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)
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
30 to 40
-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.