Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia reticulata 'Caledo'
Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues. Orthographic error for Caledo.
» English Description
ACRS, 1968, Camellia News, No.32, p.17, Reg. No.96: Originated by F.S. Tuckfield, Berwick, Victoria, Australia. The seed parent was C.reticulata Confucius and pollen parent ‘Willow Wand’ (Liuye Yinhong). The seed was sown, 1961 and first bloomed 1965. It has semi-double blooms of good quality, 13.5 cm across, of a light orchid pink colour, produced early to mid-season. It is a vigorous grower and blooms freely. Leaves, 10 cm long by 5 cm wide, dark green, lanceolate with medium size, sharp serrations. It was awarded the Merrillees Memorial Medal as best seedling in 1965. See colour photo, ACRS, 1977, Camellia News, No.66, P.19. Orthographic error: ‘Caleda’.