Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia sasanqua 'Briar Rose'
SCCS., 1947, The Camellia. Its Culture and Nomenclature. Synonym for Briar Rose.
» English Description
Coolidge Rare Plant Gardens Catalogue, (ca.1936): Medium to large, deep pink to purplish pink, 7-8 cm across, with 7 rectangular petals, 3.5 cm long with notched apex and reflexed margins. Leaves, green, elliptic, 3.5-4.5 cm long by 2.5-3 cm wide, blunt apex, rounded base, faintly veined, shallowly serrate. Originated by Coolidge Rare Plant Gardens, East Pasadena, California, USA from seed of unknown parents imported from Japan in 1927. Synonym: ‘Pink Briar’.