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Apple Blossom

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1927

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Apple Blossom'

Chinese Name:苹果花

Japanese Name



Apple Blossom  Hume, 1946, Camellias in America: "Dr D.W. McLean advises that a variety of C.japonica was propagated from an old plant in the garden of Mr Youtz, Pasadena, California, and named ‘Apple Blossom’ by him." This has since been found to be the same as Americana.

Apple Blosson (England)  SCCS., 1968, Camellia Nomenclature, p.16. Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.12. Synonym for Apple Blossom.

English Apple Blossom  Portland Camellia Nursery Camellia Catalogue, 1947-1948, p.14. Synonym for Apple Blossom.

Joy Sander  Robert Veitch Catalogue, 1937-1938, p.22. Hillier Supplementary List, 1937-1938, p.7; van Houtte Catalogue, 1937-1938, p.5 with black & white illustration. Synonym for Apple Blossom.


» English Description

RHS, Index 1927, p.282: A single with 7 obovate petals, 3.5 cm wide and long, with a central cylindrical stamen cluster about 1.8 cm long, with golden anthers. The flower is white, flushed Rose Opal, HCC, 022/2, about 6.5 cm across. Leaves, broadly-elliptic, 8 cm long by 6 cm broad, apex shortly acuminate, margins, shallowly crenate-serrulate. Plant habit is upright and compact. This cultivar was introduced by the Sander Nursery, Bruges, Bel­gium, about 1915 and named by them ‘Joy Sander’. However no prior listing of this name has been located and it thus remains a synonym. Synonyms ‘Apple Blossom’(England), ‘Joy Sander’. Received a RHS, "Award of Merit", 1933. There are 4 other Camellias which bear the name ‘Apple Blosson’ but this one would appear to have priority. The Japanese camellia Furō-­an has been confused with this cultivar in England.

» Chinese Description

高继银、苏玉华、胡羡聪,2007. 《国内外茶花名种识别与欣赏》,第282页。美国加利福尼亚州Nuccio’s Nurseries Inc.苗圃培育,系怒江红山茶和红山茶之间的杂交种。花白色带粉红色或者粉红带白色,芳香,单瓣型至半重瓣型或者牡丹型,微型到小型花,外轮花瓣长圆形,平铺,内轮花瓣两边稍内卷,先端有粉色晕斑,花心有小花瓣和少量雄蕊混生,花朵稠密。叶片淡绿色,小椭圆形,薄质,植株紧凑,生长旺盛。花期中至晚。

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.16.

Apple Blossom    苹果花   C.japonica     Apple Blossom 苹果花(C. japonica)红山茶 。 1927,英国。单瓣、白色、玫瑰石晕斑、小轮(6.5cm)、花瓣7枚、筒蕊、金色花药、树性直立、浓密。

类似品种:Furō-an (不老庵)。同种异名:Joy Sander


Flower Size5-6.5 cm

Blooming Season1-5 Month United States