Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Billie McCaskill'
Shao, Taichong, 1992, The Observations from the Camellia World, No.370, p.79. Chinese synonym for the USA C.japonica Billie McCaskill.
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1955, p.335, Reg. No.237: A 10 year old chance seedling, originated by McCaskill Gardens, Pasadena, California, USA, that first flowered 1952. Plant growth is average, upright and compact. the medium textured leaves are elliptic to ovate, finely serrate. Flower buds, long and tapering. The softly shaded, pink flowers, 7.5-8.5 cm across, are semi-double with 18 petals, deeply fimbriated. Flowers mid-season to late. See colour photo, p.73, Macoboy, 1981, The Dictionary of Camelluas in Colour and the American Camellia Yearbook, 1956 facing p.146. Nuccio’s Nurseries Catalogue, 1958 also incudes a colour photo. It won the “Margarete Hertrich Award” in 1957. Registration No. 237, American Camellia Yearbook, p.335, 1955. Chinese synonym: ‘Maika’.