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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Aki-ichiban'
Japanese Name：秋一番 あきいちばん
» English Description
Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.7, colour photo, description, p.197: Flower, 5-6 petals, single, 8-10 cm in diameter, trumpet shaped with a central cylindrical stamen cluster; colour variegated with rare, broad, red streaks on a white background; occasionally red with white borders or self red or self white, all mixed on the one plant. Very early flowering. Leaves: elliptical, medium sized, apex acute, base cuneate, venation depressed. Strong, upright growth habit. Resembles Aki-no-yama. The name ‘Aki-ichiban’ means that the flowering season is very early and ends before the time of hoar frost. See colour photo, p.256, Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka. Imported from Niigata Prefecture to Kantō. Named and released by Yoshizawa Camellia Nursery around 1965.