Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia reticulata 'Cherry Ripe'
ACRS., 1971, Camellia News, No.43, p.34, Reg. No.133. Orthographic error for Cherry Ripe.
» English Description
ACRS., 1971, Camellia News, No.43, p.34, Reg. No.133 erroneously as ‘Cheery Ripe’. Originator, Howard Asper, Escondido, California, USA. First flowered 1966. It has a spreading, open, typically reticulata growth habit. It produces in mid-season, a cerise, 15 cm diameter single bloom of 7-9 petals, veined and slightly crinkled. The leaves, 10 cm x 4 cm, are uniformly elliptic, dark green, semi-glossy with small serrations.