Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Amabilis'
» English Description
Cels, Paris Nursery Catalogue, 1836-1837, p.8, No description. Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, p.52, 125: Leaves, 10 cm x 6 cm, roundish-oval, acute to a little acuminate, horizontal, conspicuous venation, regularly serrate, of a dull green. Buds, elongate, scales greenish, flower terminal, large, white,~single,8 petals with a few stamens in the centre. It differs little from ‘Alba Simplex’. Originated in Nantes, France about 1825. The name Amabilis has been also used erroneously, as a synonym for Yukimiguruma and Kamo-honnami in the USA and the name has been considerably confused with Smith’s Amabile from USA.