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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Benikosuzume'
Japanese Name：紅小雀 べにこすずめ
» English Description
Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1972: Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.134, Colour photo, p.245, description as ‘Benikosusume’: Small, single red of open trumpet shape, with 5 large, oval, slightly emarginate petals, surrounding a central cylinder of long stamens; 6-7 cm in diameter. Early to mid-season flowering. Cold resistant. Leaves, long-elliptical to elliptic, medium size, curved, keeled; apex acuminate; base acute; finely serrate. Plant growth habit, erect and vigorous. See Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka, p.182. Originated with a private family in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Named and released by Nishimura, Hisanaga in 1950.