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April Remembered Ice Angels® Camellia

Camellia japonica 'April Remembered'

The timeless beauty of camellias carried beyond their traditional range with a full hardiness zone more cold tolerant than most varieties; typically blooms later in colder regions. Semi-double flowers with luscious pink petals, creamy centers with golden stamens, and lustrous evergreen foliage. An excellent hedge, screen or foundation shrub.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
LoreA hybrid of two japonica varieties Camellia japonica 'Berenice Boddy' and Camellia japonica 'Dr. Tinsley'. Selected at Camellia Forest Nursery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This fast growing very cold hardy cultivar can be dependably grown to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Produces semi-double 4-inch blooms.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; slowly grows larger with age.
Bloom TimeFall through Mid-Spring
Design IdeasSuch glorious blossoms should be reserved as a high profile focal point for close range at entries and for viewing through picture windows. Makes a superior foundation cover-up that cloaks featureless walls on more sun-challenged exposures. Deserves front yard stature or position at special points around patio or terrace. Beautiful evergreen foliage makes a fine informal hedge, screen or dark background for bright blooming beds and borders. Brings glossy foliage and elegance into dull woodland settings under big old shade trees. Well-adapted to the acidic soils beneath oaks, conifer and maples as well as mixed groves.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Forsythia (Forsythia); Fern (Microlepia); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne)

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: 6-10

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