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Year Published/Registered1859

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Chōchidori'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:蝶千鳥 ちょうちどり

Meaning:Butterfly plover


Asachidori  Ashizawa, 1898, Chabaika Taishu.Different reading for the C.sasanqua Chōchidori.

Cho-chi-deri  Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Corruption of the Japanese name Chōchidori.

Choh-chidori  Andoh, 1971, Tsubaki, Meika no Shōkai to Saibai, p.217, pl.83.Different reading for Chōchidori.

Cyōchidori  Satō, 1975, Chūbu no Tsubaki.Different reading for Chōchidori.


» English Description

Kasuya, Kamegorō, 1859, Tsubaki Irohanayose Irotsuki, in the section on new cultivars; Itō, Ko’emon, 1879, Chinka Shū: White. Medium size, single, mag­nolia form. There are many Japanese camellia books which contain colour plates of this camel­lia beginning with Adachi, 1960, Camellia. Its Appreciation and Artistic Arrangements where ‘Chōchidori’ is shown in four flower arrangements on pp.163, 171, 189, 211. It is also illustrated in Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, pl.57 & p.102, and 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.86, description, p.6; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, pl.64, p.58 & p.300; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.97 & p.231: Flower, pure white, slender, normal petals, 6-8, arcuate but margins incurved, apex slightly outcurved, channelled. Staminal tube simple, tending to be irregular, opened at the apex. Late flowering. Leaves, narrowly elliptic, gradually undulate, thin in texture. Different readings: ‘Chohchidori’, ‘Cyōchidori’. An old variety from the Edo period. Originated in Kantō, Japan.

» Japanese Description

  保育社 .1974《つばき》安藤芳顕著 p.217. 文化出版局. 1975. 《現代椿名鑑》. P.168.   淡交社.1989. 《日本の椿花》.p50  誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.167.  日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.25. 江戸產. [花]白、一重、ラッパ咲き、筒しベ、中輪、3~4月。[葉]長楕円、中形。[樹]立性、強い。[来歴]1859年の「椿伊呂波名寄色附」に載る。写/桐野、文/編集委員会


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season Japan