Camellia 'April Rose' in the Camellias Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Camellias (Edit)
Blooming period: Late season: (later than March 1)
Bloom Type: formal double
Growth Habit & Rate: very compact and relatively slow-growing
Originator: A Camellia Forest Introduction
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' X 'Kumasaka'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Pollinators: Bees

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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-04-13
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-04-27
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2019-04-09
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2019-04-09
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-01-02Blooming three months ahead of usual bloom time.
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-03-29
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-03-17
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-01-27
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-04-16
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Photo courtesy of Camellia Forest Nursery
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-04-18Excellent year for Camellia--no winter burn; lots of blooms
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-01-19
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-04-16
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Comments:
Posted by csandt (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 24, 2017 7:55 AM

I have been growing April Rose for nearly eight years in an eastern exposed zone 6b garden immediately adjacent to my house. After mild winters, e.g., 2015-16, the foliage has remained a beautiful dark green and the flowers abundant and beautiful. After brutally cold winters, e.g., 2014-15, the foliage has burned. In cool springs, e.g., 2016, the flowers have been abundant, beautiful, and long-lasting. However, hot weather has turned the flowers to ugly brown mush. I love this camellia because when conditions are right, it is spectacular!

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