Camellia japonica 'April Rose'
This very compact and relatively slow-growing plant has rose-red formal double flowers. The elegant, medium sized flowers bloom late in the season. After the severe cold of January 1985, this was the only Camellia among thousands in our collections, to open flowers to any degree, and cold-induced dieback was not recorded in any of the three individuals in our test plots. A Camellia Forest Introduction.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 6a
Growth rate: Slow to moderate, Compact
Blooms (NC): Mar to Apr
Bloom size: Medium, 3 to 4 inches
Parentage: 'Bernice Boddy' x 'Kumasaka'