Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Chōsen-tsubaki (Tuyama)'
» English Description
Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, p.182, pl.108; Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, p.132, pl.149: Slow growing cultivar with thick branches and dense foliage. Leaves, dark green, rhombeo-elliptic to broad-elliptic, suddenly acuminate, minutely serrulate, veins slightly impressed, petioles glabrous. Flowers single, bright red, (Cardinal Red 822/2) petals strongly wavy at margin, stamen tube normal, filaments reddish, anthers small, yellow. Flower 9-10 cm across with 5-6 petals. Flowers mid-season to late. Tuyama says that though the name means “Korean Camellia” it has no relationship with Korea. Different readings: ‘Chohsen-tsubaki’, ‘Cyōsen’(tsubaki). Originated in Japan. Note: Although Tuyama describes this cultivar as the same as the ancient Chōsen-tsubaki, it has now been generally accepted that the modern Chōsen-tsubaki is different. See Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, p.14 & p.292 and Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.98 & p.231.