Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia reticulata 'Dianchi Mingzhu'
» English Description
This cultivar was selected from the seedlings of Camellia reticulata ‘Zaotaohong’ pollinated by natural. It was published in China Flowers & Horticulture, Feb. 2008, No.4, p. 47, originated by Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was given the name by Xia Lifang. Flowers loosen peony form, pink, 15-17 in diameter. Petals 26-28, the outer flat while the inner incurve. Most stamen developed well distributed in the petals. Leaves long elliptic, bases cuneate, apices long acuminate and downward outcurve, 10.6-14.2 cm long and 4.5-6.0 cm wide. The flowering season is from January to March. The cultivar has paler color of flower than its mother 'Zaotaohong' and the leaves are very different from mother tree as well. The first word of cultivar’s name comes from the name of largest lake “Dianchi” near Kunming city. The second word means “Bright Pearl”.
» Chinese Description