April Dawn Camellia
Camellia japonica 'April Dawn'
Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
|Description||A profusion of formal, double white and pink candy-striped petals in varied shades, over a long season. More cold tolerant than most varieties; typically blooms later in spring in colder regions. The upright, vigorous form grows quickly when young, filling in nicely as a hedge, screen or foundation shrub with handsome, dark, evergreen foliage.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late winter to early spring|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Magnolia (Magnolia); Cedar (Cedrus)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Needs some shelter in harsh winter climates. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Thin to one bud per cluster to increase bloom size. Fertilize and prune lightly to shape after flowering.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.