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April Blush Camellia

Camellia japonica 'April Blush'

SKU
07518
This evergreen shrub has an upright, to rounded form. Asian in origin, April Blush provides year-round interest due to its glossy dark green leaves and smooth gray bark. From late winter to spring, its rounded buds open to present many large, semi-double, shell pink flowers. Use in hedges, foundations, mixed borders or as a specimen.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 4 to 7 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeWinter through Early Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitColumnar, Rounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseEspalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Athyrium); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)

Prefers evenly moist, fertile acidic soil. Foliage and flower buds may suffer from sunscald and wind desiccation in winter, so avoid planting in highly exposed areas.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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