Camellia japonica ‘April Tryst’

(April Tryst Camellia)


$49.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘April Tryst’ has unusually good winter hardiness. It is part of the April Series (cultivars developed for improved winter hardiness), and is now one of the few cultivars of C. japonica currently recommended for growing outdoors year round in USDA Zone 6 (some say 6b).

 

Description

Camellia japonica and most of its cultivars are considered to be winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-9. Even where winter hardy, unusually cold temperatures in winter (below 10 degrees F), particularly when occurring as a sudden temperature change, can damage or sometimes kill these plants.

Where winter hardy, Camellia japonica should be grown in moist, acidic (5.5 to 6.5 pH), loose, organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade. Consistent and even moisture is important. Avoid wet soils. Plants require protection from direct afternoon sun and wind. Best location may be sun-dappled part shade. Best with a root mulch. Near the northern parts of their growing range, plants should be sited in sheltered and protected microclimates such as near the south side of a home or building. Burlap wraps are sometimes helpful. Plants generally dislike changes in temperature, irregular watering or being moved. Even a change in humidity can cause plants to drop buds. Fertilize monthly in spring and summer. If desired, remove all but one bud from each cluster to increase the size of the flower. Prune immediately after flowering.

Additional information

Common Name

April Tryst Camellia

Botanical Name

Camellia japonica 'April Tryst'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

8 ft

Width

4 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

early spring

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

green

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