Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Aka-wabisuke (japonica)'
» English Description
Chūgai Nursery Co., Catalogue, 1935-1936, p.26: White blotches on red, single cup-shaped flower. Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, pl.226, p.398; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.7, colour photo, p.197 description: Flowers, vivid red, campanulate single with 7 petals, 6-7 cm across; central column of stamens with white filaments; colour dull and purplish during cold weather. Early to mid-season flowering. Leaves, medium sized, narrow elliptic; apex and base, acute; deep green, edges slightly rolled, shallowly serrate. Average upright growth. Although called a ‘Wabisuke’ it is member of the thicket (wild) camellia group and originated in Kansai District, Japan. Synonym: ‘Koi-akabana-no-wabisuke’.