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Camellia japonica 'April Blush'

Camellia 'April Blush', 'April April Blush' Camellia, Cold-Hardy Camellias, Winter Blooming Camellias, Spring Blooming Camellias, Camellia Hybrids, Mid Season Camellias


Compact and extremely cold-hardy, Camellia japonica 'April Blush' is a lovely Japanese camellia with masses of large, semi-double, rose to shell-pink flowers with yellow anthers and cream filaments. The blooms are produced over a fairly long period in mid-late season. They contrast beautifully with the evergreen foliage of lustrous, glossy dark green leaves and smooth gray bark. This luminous camellia hybrid belongs to the April Series introduced by Dr. Clifford Parks and can be successfully grown in regions as cold as USDA Zone 6b.

  • Slow growing, this evergreen shrub enjoys an upright to rounded form. Grows up to 4-10 ft. tall (120-300 cm) with a spread of 4-6 ft. (120-240 cm)
  • A part shade lover, this plant is best grown in consistently moist, acidic, organically richwell-drained soils. Provide a site sheltered from cold, dry winds as buds and flowers may be damaged by cold winds. Protect from early morning sun and from direct hot summer afternoon sun.
  • Camellias are susceptible to some viruses and fungal diseases including leaf spots, anthracnose, black mold, petal blight, canker and root rot. Watch also for aphids, planthoppers and spider mites.
  • Mass in mixed shrub borders for dramatic winter blooms. Great flowering shrub for woodland gardens or as screen and hedge. Perfect as a specimen plant and may be effectively grown in tubs or large containers.
  • Apply a root mulch (leaves or shredded bark)
  • Prune after flowering. Prune to thin branching and to control size and shape.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Camellias
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Winter
Height 4' – 10' (120cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Camellias
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Winter
Height 4' – 10' (120cm – 3m)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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