April Tryst Camellia
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April Tryst Camellia

April Tryst 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 Tryst'


Who doesn't love a spring tryst?  Dr. Clifford Parks is credited for the 'April Tryst' camellia japonica, an average-sized plant of erect habit and excellent form.  The flowers are anemone form with bright red flowers with red and white petaloids.  This camellia features heavy bud set and long period of bloom time, mid to late season (January to April).

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

April Tryst dosen't get as tall as some others in the April series, it's a true red which is a little rare in zone 6 spring bloomers.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 7'
Mature Width: 4'
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.