Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'A. J. Pink'
» English Description
Wilmot, 1945, Camellia Variety Classification Report, p.7. No description. Hertrich,1955, vol.2, p.12, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens: Flower: complete double, formal type; Camellia Rose 622/self to/1 towards haft; to 8 cm broad by 4 cm high. Calyx: to 4 cm across, flattened against corolla, spherical segments, split margins, medium light to dark green, wide translucent margins. Petals: about 45 segments, near-spatulate, to 3.5 cm by 3 cm wide, progressively smaller towards the centre, deep single cleft, if any, fairly firm texture. Centre of flower: about 25 additional segments forming a centre rosette of proportionally smaller petals, stamens visible only when fully opened, crimped white filaments, light golden stamens, fusion with a few petaloids sometimes noted. Buds: globular. Leaves: broad elliptical, downward-curving tips, 10 cm long by 5 cm wide; dark semi-glossy, very slightly lighter on the underside, heavy leathery texture; serration, crenulate from base almost to the coarsely serrate tips. Apices: medium to long-pointed to tapering. Petioles: stout, 13 to 17 mm long; venation, pronounced on both surfaces. Habit: upright in tendency. Originated from an old plant growing in the Capitol grounds, Sacramento, California, USA prior to 1945 (Olrich, 1945. ‘Camellias in Capitol Park’).