Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Elegans Splendor'
C. M. Wilson Splendor
American Camellia Yearbook, 1969, Reg. No.1116. The name was subsequently changed to Elegans Splendor in 1972.
Mount Congreve Wholesale Nursery, 1990-1991, Price List, p.4. Orthographic variant for Elegans Splendor.
Gao, Jiyin, Ltr, 30 July 1990. Chinese synonym for the USA. C.japonica, sport of Elegans - Elegans Splendor.
» English Description
SCCS., 1971, The Camellia Review, vol.33, No.1 as ‘C.M. Wilson Splendour’ with front cover colour photo. American Camellia Yearbook, 1973, p.190, Reg. No.1116: Originally registered as ‘C.M. Wilson Splendor’. The formation and leaves are the same as Elegans Supreme except that the colour is the soft pink of C.M. Wilson. A sport of C.M. Wilson. A notice of this name change was published in the Sept.1972 ACS., The Camellia Journal. Originated at Nuccio’s Nurseries, Altadena, California, USA. Received the “Sewell Mutant Award” for 1974. See colour photos: p.84, Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias; the front cover ACRS, 1982, Camellia News, No.83 and Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978, p.36, pl.49. Chinese synonym: ‘Saimudan’, (Superior Peony). See note under Elegans Champagne. Orthographic variant ‘Elegans Splendour’.