Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Christine Smith'
» English Description
Mark S. Cannon Scion Catalogue, 1964-1965, p.2. No description. American Camellia Yearbook, 1965, p.229, Reg. No.665: An 8 year old chance seedling of Elegans, that first flowered 1960, originated by Twin Pines Nursery, Theodore, Alabama, USA. Plant growth is upright, of average density and rapid in rate with dark green leaves, averaging 11 cm long x 6 cm wide. The rose-pink flowers are 11 cm across by 8.5 cm deep, with yellow stamens. They vary in form from semi-double to anemone to peony and have from 50-150 petals and 20-50 petaloids. The bloom has long lasting qualities and falls complete. Flowers mid-season to late. There is also a variegated form.