Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Chūbu-tamatebako'
Japanese Name：玉手箱(中部) たまてばこ(ちゅうぶ）
Satō, 1975, Chūbu no Tsubaki, p.70. Synonym for Chūbu-tamatebako.
» English Description
Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.1, 1972, p.148, pl.337, description, p.341; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1980, Senchinshū, p.96 & p.230: A large, white with rare slender crimson lines, globe shaped semi-double of about 18 petals in three layers, enclosing a somewhat irregular stamen cluster with white filaments. Flowers mid-season to late. Leaves, broad-ovate to broad-elliptic, thick with a short rounded apex, raised midrib and obscure venation. See Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.385, colour photo. Originated in Chūbu District, Japan. Resembles Tamatebako which has pure white flowers without any crimson marks as Chūbu-tamatebako. Note: Satō, 1975, Chūbu no Tsubaki, erroneously lists this cultivar as ‘Tamatebako’ which is a different cultivar. The original tree was in the garden of the Nagoya Castle, Nagoya City as one of the three “Goten Tsubaki”, the castle camellias, with Daijōkan and Chūbu-Hakutsuru.