Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Black Pearl'
Shao, Taichong, 1992, The Observations from the Camellia World, p.75, No.316. Chinese synonym for the NZ C.japonica Black Pearl.
» English Description
New Zealand Camellua Bulletin, 1970, vol.VI, No.5, p.32, Reg. No.43: A chance seedling of C.japonica ‘Amabilis’, (probably Kamo-honnami as ‘Amabilis’) grown by Mrs Martha E. Wilson, New Plymouth, New Zealand. First flowered 1967. It is a close peony form, very dark red, average diameter, 10 cm and 7.5 cm deep. The plant is a dense and slow grower with dark green leaves and it flowers mid-season. Chinese synonym: ‘Heizhenzhu’.