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April Remembered Camellia Japonica
Get all the details below on April Remembered, a cold hardy Camellia with HUGE and beautiful pink flowers with glowweing centers and darker pink petal tips. Rest assured, when you buy plants from Wilson Bros Gardens, we ship high-quality nursery and garden center grade specimens that are ready to plant and thrive for years to come in your landscape!

April Remembered Camellia Japonica

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April Remembered Camellia Japonica
Camellia japonica 'April Remembered'

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b Find Your Zone >

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where this Camellia is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

April Remembered is a cultivar within the April Camellia Series developed to have improved winter cold hardiness and a later bloom cycle than most other Camellia japonica

April Remembered Camellia blooms in late winter through early to mid spring producing an abundance of fragrant, large, 4-5 inch semi-double pink flowers with almost-white glowing centers and dark pink at the tips of each petal, Bright yellow yellow stamens are a nice accent as well. The glossy dark green foliage provides amazing contrast and a wonderful backdrop for the beautiful flowers.  It's one of the few Camellia japonica recommended for growing in USDA Zone 6a, as far north as St Louis, Missouri!


Landscape & Garden Uses

A moderate growing Camellia with an upright habit of growth to about 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide, April Remembered can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub, it is ideal for use as a hedge or background plant, in groupings, and is especially nice as espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall.) When "limbed up" to form a small tree it serves well as an attractive and colorful specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. Great for cottage gardens, cut flower gardens and woodland borders. Also suitable for containers that can be brought indoors overwinter for those who live above USDA Zone 6a, where not winter hardy. Find Your Zone >

Spacing:  5-7' for solid hedge; 10'+ for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Camellia adapt well to various soil types however prefer a moist but well-drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. Constantly soggy soil is a slow killer. In general, Camellia grows and blooms better in partial shade with some shelter from the hot afternoon sun. Morning sun with afternoon shade or filtered sunlight is perfect. All-day filtered sun is fine.




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*Espalier (pronounced: ih-spal-yay) ...an ornamental shrub or tree that has been trained to grow flat against a wall, fence, or other vertical, flat surface.




Plant Details

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Shrub
Species:  Japonica (Winter and Spring blooming)
Height at Maturity:  8-10' depending on pruning
Width at Maturity:  6-8' depending on pruning
Spacing:  5-6' for solid hedges; 10'+ for space between
Flower Color:  White, Pink, Dark Pink, Bright Yellow stamens
Flower Size:  Large, 4-5"
Flowering Period:  Late Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring
Flower Type:  Semi Double 
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Sun Needs:  Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade or Filtered Sun, All Day Filtered Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Lower when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5 (Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Resistances:  Deer, Drought (when established), Heat, Humidity
Intolerances:  Direct Afternoon Sun, Constantly Soggy Soil



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