If you’re looking for a unique camellia variety, this is it! Although the formal double flowers of this upright grower are all the same shape, the colors range from dark rose pink, soft shell pink, white or beautiful pink and white striped blooms -- all on the same plant. This cold hardy variety blooms heavily over a long period starting in March. It can grace outdoor gardens in Zone 6 and higher or be grown in containers for those in the far north. This fascinating cultivar shows substantial bloom color variation from year-to-year and flower-to-flower. You’ll want ‘April Dawn’ in your collection.
|Hardiness Zone||6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Bloom Season||Spring, Winter|
|Sun Requirement||Partial Sun|
|Minimum Temperature Indoors||35|
Tips for Success:
• Use fertilizer only at the beginning of active growth.
• Water when soil surface appears dry and then
thoroughly saturate the root ball.
• Give partial sun year-round.
• Give 30-40°F nighttime temperatures during the winter.
Warm nights during the winter time will cause “bud blast.”
Up to 59°F is okay.
• Give a slightly acidic soil between (soil ph between 4.8 - 5.8)
• Pinch back young cuttings to get full and bushy growth,
although this discourages flowering early on.
• 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salts/ one gallon of water given twice a
year supplies their magnesium requirements.