I bought this in Vancouver when I was visiting E. and brought it back on the plane and bus. It was in full flower and quite an armful.
Described as vigorous, blooms mid to late spring, Monrovia says blooms Fall through mid-Spring; flowers semi-double, cream to rose pink. Evergreen.
Hardy to -25C (but other info says hardy to -18C) Zones 6-9. Monrovia says dependably grown to -15C.
Bred by Clifford Parks from Camellia japonica ‘Berenice Boddy’ and C.j ‘Dr Tinsley’, N. Carolina, one of an Ice Angel ‘April’ series.
Native to woodlands in E & S Asia from Himalaya east to Japan and Indonesia.
Acidic soils, high rainfall will not tolerate drought, shallow roots, maintain leaf mould or bark mulch. Balanced fertilizer in mid-Spring and early Summer, do not overfeed. Partial or dappled shade. Protect from cold, drying winds, morning sun. Camillias tolerate hard pruning in Spring after flowering. Indoors – cool greenhouse.
I am not sure what sort of soil the camillia is planted in.
The camilla lives beside the porch steps in the summer which is partial shade except for sun in mid-afternoon. Last winter I wrapped the container very well, brought it onto the porch and then panicked as the temperatures dipped very low in November and brought it indoors. It didn’t flower and I assume it may need dormancy and cool temperatures to be brought into bloom. However buds should be set by Fall. There is one fat bud that looks as though it is going to flower any time, otherwise none that I have noticed. I would say that my living room counts as cool greenhouse temperature.
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Japanese Camellia 'April Remembered' is known for growing to a height of approximately 2.13 metres (6.92 feet) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Your garden has partial sun light - Japanese Camellia 'April Remembered' should be planted in a location that enjoys dappled sun.
Remember to water moderately.
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