Camellia japonica 'April Blues'
Cooler spring weather gives these flowers a bluish-pink, almost purple color, while warmer weather turns them rose-red. The original plant survived the winter of 1985 - when temperatures dropped to -9°F - and subsequent clones have proven quite resistant to winter cold. A Camellia Forest introduction.
» Bloom color, form: Rose red, fades purple in acidic soil
» Bloom form: Formal double
» Bloom size: Medium, 3 to 4 inches
» Bloom period (NC): Mid to late spring (Mar-Apr)
» Growth rate, habit: Vigorous, upright/open
» Zones: 6a-9
» Features: Cold-hardy