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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1931

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Akebono'

Chinese Name:拂晓红

Japanese Name:曙 あけぼの



Bonnie Jean  Camellia Digest, 1943, 1(3). Synonym for ‘Akebono Pink’ as Akebono.

Shin-Ake'bono  Burncoose & Southern Nursery Catalogue, 1985. Synonym for Akebono.

Shino-Akebono  Starling, 1987-1988, RHS., Rhododendrons with Magnolia and Camellias, p.74. Orthographic error for ‘Shin-akebono’, synonym for Akebono.

Sino Akebono  Wall Cottage Nursery Catalogue, 1982, p.5. Orthographic error for ‘Shin-akebono’ (Akebono).

  杨绍溥,1978,台湾茶花,p.68, No.77


» English Description

Minagawa, 1931, Chinkashū; Wada, 1941, Japanese Garden Treasures, p.28: Single, widely opened, large flowers, very pale, flesh pink, slightly paler at edge and base, a leafy, compact grower; early blooming. Tuyama 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, pl.98, p.166; Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.84, p.111: Light pink, medium size, single, 6-8 petals, cupped form, large cylindrical stamen cluster, a little spreading, filaments light yellow. Early flowering. Introduced to USA where its translated name ‘Dawn’ was invalidly used as a synonym, causing confusion with the C.x vernalisGinryu’, which was also known as ‘Dawn’. See ‘Dawn’ for details. In the USA the name ‘Akebono’ was given to another cultivar, originally listed as ‘Akebono Pink’. The true Akebono was then given the synonym ‘Shin-akebono’ to distinguish it from the invalidly named ‘Akebono’. For colour plates of the valid Akebono see: Encyclopedea of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, pl.43, p.52. Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.9. Originated in Kyōto Prefecture, Japan. It is the seed parent of Showa-no-akebono. Chinese synonym: ‘Fuxiaohong’. Resembles Tarō’an but flowers are larger and more widely open.

» Chinese Description

あけぼの'Akebono'C. japonica),陈丽惠2013年《山茶花谱台湾情》第186页,【花】:淡粉、單瓣、大輪、早~中生。【叶】椭圓、中型。立性、強健。江戸時京都古木。

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.9. Akebono      (Dawn)   C. japonica    Akebono(Dawn)。(C. japonica)红山茶。1931,日本关西。单瓣、碟形、极淡粉、大轮、花瓣68枚、筒蕊、圆头形花蕾、花期112月、树性直立、长势强。3倍体品种。别名:Sin-akebono (新曙)。曙一杨绍溥,1978,台湾茶花,p.68, No.77. Akebono-fuji (あけぼの富士)一 Hakoda, JCS, 1987,椿• Asakura (朝仓)的同种异名。

» Japanese Description

講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.297. 保育社 .1974《つばき》安藤芳顕著 p.217.     文化出版局. 1975. 《現代椿名鑑》. P.62    淡交社.1989. 《日本の椿花》..99 誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.17. 日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.58. 関西產. [花]淡桃色、一重、椀咲き、筒しベ、蕾は丸い、大輪、11~4月。[葉]楕円、中形、肉厚。[樹]立性、強い。[来歴]江戸時代に京都の伏見桃山辺りで生まれたと推定される、三倍体品種。写/斧江、文/山ロ三


Flower Size10-13 cm

Blooming Season11-2 Month United States