Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Chūbu-hakutsuru'
» English Description
Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, p.82, pl.142, description, p.313; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.112 & p.237 as ‘Hakutsuru-Chūbu’: A white with fine, dark red lines, campanulate single of 5-7 large, rounded petals with reflexed apices. A large, central column of about 120 stamens with dull, yellow anthers and whitish filaments, becoming brush shaped. Early to mid-season flowering. Leaves, broad-elliptic, suddenly acuminate, glossy, dark green, obscure venation, serrulate margins with reflexed apex. Satō, 1975, Chūbu no Tsubaki, p.22, erroneously lists this as ‘Hakutsuru’. Synonym: ‘Hakutsuru-Chūbu’. The original tree was planted in the garden of Nagoya Castle and called one of the three castle camellias with Daijōkan and Chūbu-tamatebako, but destroyed in World War II. Originated in Japan.