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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Baiban Yanzhilian'
» English Description
Chen, Shao Yun, 1985, Camellias from Zhejiang, p.95, colour photo [p.131]: Medium sized, bud centred formal double. Outer petals rounded, becoming pointed towards the centre, channelled, red with white marks and blotches. Leaves bright green, elliptic, acuminate, sharply serrate. Similar to ‘Yanzhilian’. See Gao & Zhuang, 1989, The Camellia in China, p.47, No.274, colour photo No.157. also see Zhou Li, 2011, Illustrated Handbook for Sichuan Camellias, p.190. Characteristics: Plant habit vigorous, with open crown. Leaves yellowish green with occasional yellow spots, glossy, elliptic, with apex apiculate, base obtuse, margins slightly reflexed, measuring 7.5 cm to 8 cm across by 3.5 cm to 4 cm wide. Calyxes are opening. Flowers bright red, deep red at initially blooming. Petals rounded, flat, with a lots of white spots, heavy texture, imbricated regularly, about 60 segments, diameter 8 cm to 10 cm, from double form. Blooming February to April, with fully blooming in March.
» Chinese Description