Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Buddy'
Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias, p.409; Chinese synonym for the USA C.japonica Buddy.
» English Description
Mark S. Cannon Scion Catalogue, 1964-1965, p.2. No description. Stowe, American Camellia Yearbook, 1981, p.283, The seedling named Buddy was originated by H.L. Windbigler, Azalea Glen Nursery, USA. The nearest flower to it is ‘Magnoliiflora’. It is 7.5 cm across by 5 cm deep. It is a semi-double with the 4 inside petals of the flower coming to points at the tips of the petals and forming a collar around the stamens. The other petals are round at the tips. The flower has three rows of petals that stand apart. It is pink with a purplish cast and also very fragrant. The plant is a slow and bushy grower. See black and white photo facing p.288.