Camellia japonica 'April Dawn'
The candy-striped flowers of 'April Dawn' are mostly white with a few deep pink streaks; though occasional branch sports will result in varying color patterns, such as half white/half pink. The medium sized, formal double flowers are produced in profusion over a long season from mid to late Spring. The habit of the plant is upright and very vigorous. At first, young plants will grow rapidly but will fill in nicely after a few years. A five foot specimen in New Jersey has bloomed well for several years. A Camellia Forest Introduction, 1993.
» Bloom color, form, size: White striped pink, formal double, medium (3-4")
» Bloom period (NC): Spring (Feb-Apr)
» Growth rate, habit: Vigorous to moderate, upright
» Zones: 6b-9
» Features: Cold hardy, candy striped/variable blooms
» Parentage: C. japonica 'Berenice Boddy' x C. japonica 'Herme'