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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Camino de Santiago'
Meaning：Way of Saint James
» English Description
Published firstly in magazine of Sociedad Española de la Camelia 2020, Camelia 37:45, with colour photos. Originated by the Asociación Europea del Camino de Santiago-Albergue de peregrinos de Pontevedra (Spain), and registered by Estación Fitopatolóxica Areeiro (Deputación de Pontevedra, Galicia, SPAIN). FLOWER: large size, 11-12.4 cm in diameter and around 3.7-5.5 cm depth; form: anemone to open peony flowers; red color (46B RHSCC); 15-45 petals, ovate the external and ovate, rounded and irregular the inner ones, with smooth, waved or notched margin; 25 to 80 petaloids and 50 to 120 stamens in circular arrangement with reddish filaments. LEAF: 8-10 cm length and 4-5.5 cm width, medium bright green, elliptical, with serrate margin, pointed to acuminated apex and acute base. PLANT: bushy plant with straight and columnar habit and medium growing. Early to medium blooming period, it begins in January and continue until April. Flower falls complete.Other data: it was named in honor of the Way of Saint James, a series of Christian pilgrimage routes which originated in medieval times. These routes run from different points of Europe and converge on the tomb of St. James the Greater in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain).