Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'El Dorado'
Gao, Jiyin, Ltr, 22nd August 1994. Chinese synonym for the USA C.hybrid El Dorado.
Coghurst Nursery, 1994, Camellias, p.6. Orthographic variant for El Dorado.
American Camellia Yearbook, 1967, p.67. Renamed El Dorado.
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1968, colour plate p.118: A hybrid developed by J. Howard Asper, Escondido, California, USA, from the species C.pitardii as the seed parent and C.japonica Tiffany as the pollen parent; 12.5 cm in diameter. A soft pink, open peony form with creped and notched petals and stamens, broken into fasciciles by erect, centre petals. Had previously been known as ‘Hazel Asper’. Blooms mid-season. See front cover SCCS, 1967, The Camellia Review, vol.29, No.2, and front cover New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, vol.VIII, no.4, 1974.