Type Image Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Cherie Shirah'
» English Description
Cherie Shirah. (C.japonica), ACS, The Camellia Journal, June 2005, p.8, colour photo p.9, Reg. No.2636. A chance seedling that first flowered 1991. Originated by John W. Shirah, Lakeland, Fla, USA, and propagated by Shirah's Camellia Nursery. The 10 cm diameter, formal double flower is pink, and the photo shows attractively incurved petals. Flowers mid- season. American Camellia Yearbook, 2005, p.41, colour photo p.C4. Plant is spreading with average growth rate. Dark green leaves are 8.2 cm x 3.2 cm.