Erect habit, with vigorous growth rate; shades of pink, shell and white variegation (not viral) on formal flowers. It has a very heavy bud set (well, this one has only two buds for next spring) and blooms over a long period. The pink and white variegation among the flowers over the whole plant is very unusual. Developed for exceptional cold hardiness. looms mid- to late season and is hardy to -10F without protection.
So, let's see how well it does there -- supposed to be the best aspect for camellias. The others I have are planted between the houses, facing east/north, and April Dawn is on the south side. It is now almost 8 feet tall, and is once again covered with buds for the spring. Hope most of them make it through the winter.