Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Dr. Newsom'
SCCS., 1950, The Camellia. Its Culture and Nomenclature, p.33. Orthographic error for Dr Newsom.
» English Description
Griffiths, 1949, American Camellia Yearbook, p.243: Seed of unknown parentage planted in 1940 by S.J. Katz, Covington, Louisiana, USA and named for Dr Sedgie Newsom, Hammond, Louisiana; first bloomed 1945. Mid-season to late bloomer. Deep bright red, semi-double with prominent stamens and an occasional white splotch on one or more of its petals. Petals long, narrow and undulating; about half the blooms have one petal curved amongst the stamens. Foliage is dark green, long pointed and twisted, with moderate serration. Moderate growth habits. Orthographic error: ‘Dr Newsome’. Reg. No.59, American Camellia Yearbook, 1954.