Camellia japonica 'April Pink'
Though the soft pink, formal double flowers remind us of 'Pink Perfection', this cultivar has proven to be significantly more cold hardy. These plants originated from one to survive in Dr. Clifford Parks' garden during sub-zero temperatures in 1985! A few blooms start early with peak blooming typically ocurring mid-Spring. The profuse petals often shade darker at the edges while the numerous flowers make a stunning garden display on this dense shrub. A Camellia Forest Introduction.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6b
Growth rate: Moderate, Dense
Blooms (NC): Feb to Mar
Bloom size: Small, 2.5 to 3 inches
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' x 'Kumasaka'