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Camellia April Kiss Shrubs for Sale Online
Camellia April Kiss (Camellia japonica) is a very popular evergreen shrub with small-medium formal double flowers in early spring. Compact, with a moderate growth rate. Great as a patio plant, screen, or in a mixed border.
Camellia japonica and most of its cultivars are considered to be winter hardy to USDA Zones 6-9. Even where winter-hardy, unusually cold temperatures in winter, particularly when occurring as a sudden temperature change, can damage or sometimes kill these plants.
Where winter-hardy, Camellia April Kiss evergreen flowering shrubs should be grown in moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade. Consistent and even moisture is important. Avoid wet soils. Plants require protection from direct afternoon sun and wind. The best location may be a sun-dappled part shade. Best with a root mulch.
Near the northern parts of their growing range, plants should be sited in sheltered and protected microclimates such as near the south side of a home or building. Burlap wraps are sometimes helpful. Plants generally dislike changes in temperature, irregular watering, or being moved. Even a change in the humidity can cause plants to drop buds.
Fertilize monthly in spring and summer. If desired, remove all but one bud from each cluster to increase the size of the flower. Prune immediately after flowering.
|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|