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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Akadama'
Japanese Name：赤玉 あかだま
» English Description
Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū p.6, Colour photo, description, p.196: Flower, deep crimson double with stamens split into fascicles. It is a long period in state of bud to bud-centered, to full bloom, 8-10 cm across. Leaves, medium to large, elliptical, slightly keeled and reflexed, defined midrib. Plant habit, erect, of poor vigour. Blooms midseason. Nippon Tsubaki - Sasanqua Meikan, 1998, p.12 with colour photo; English translation p.7. The original tree survives since ancient times at a private garden in Nara City. Named by Ikuo Nishihata.