Camellia April Dawn
Camellia japonica 'April Dawn'
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Espoma Soil Acidifier||$16.95|
|Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag||$25.95|
|Mature Height:||8 to 10 feet|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved evergreen shrub, Spring flowering|
|Sunlight:||Part Sun to Shade|
|Habit:||Evergreen, densely branched|
|Flower Color:||Rose Pink flowers in very early spring.|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides unmatched winter interest due to its flowering in the late winter.|
April Dawn Camellias for Sale Online
Camellia April Dawn is part of the April Camellia Series developed to have improved winter cold hardiness and later bloom cycle than most other Camellia japonicas.
Information about Camellia April Dawn
Camellia April Dawn is part of the April Camellia Series developed to have improved winter cold hardiness and later bloom cycle than most other Camellia japonicas. It's one of the few Camellia japonica recommended for growing in USDA Zone 6, as far north as St Louis, Missouri. Camellia April Dawn produces an abundance of fragrant, white double flowers with dark pink streaking that are set against a perfect backdrop of glossy, deep green foliage. April Dawn's upright narrow form lends well to smaller spaces where the majority of Camellia japonica won't fit.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Camellia April Dawn plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. Bio-tone fertilizer by Espoma is recommended at planting to protect the roots from pathogens in the soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.