Camellia japonica 'April Tryst'

April Tryst Camellia

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April Tryst Camellia is an evergreen shrub with a compact habit and glossy serrated leaves that stay dark green year-round.  April Tryst has large red fragrant anemone-formed flowers that bloom in spring and attract butterflies.  Best blooms occur in partial sun and acidic, well-drained soil.  

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

5’ - 8’

Spread: 

3’ - 4’

Spacing: 

3’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

SpringYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Medium maintenance. Too much water retention can increase susceptibility to fungal diseases, including root rot, black mold, blight, canker, anthracnose, and leaf spots.  Watch for aphids and spider mites.   Yellowing leaves indicate acidity too low. 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.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasScreening, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Flowering Dogwood, Astilbe, Azalea

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Camellia x April Tryst 1zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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