Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'El Matador'
» English Description
Camelliana Nursery Catalogue, 1962; inside front cover: Very rich, velvety, dark red, semi-double. Opens similarly to Ville de Nantes, but builds up high as it continues to open and expand. Long, dark leaves and a compact, upright growth habit. SCCS., 1963, Camellia Nomenclature, p.45: Dark red, large semi-double with upright petals. Vigorous, compact, upright growth. Blooms mid-season. Originated in USA. There is also a variegated form.