Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Cheryl Hunter'
» English Description
Cheryl Hunter. (C.japonica), ACS, The Camellia Journal, Sept. 2013, p.27 with colour photo; Regn No.2875; Originated, registered and propagated by Vernon E. Howell, Lucedale, Miss., USA. ACS, Yearbook, 2013, p.109 with colour photo; A 17 year old seedling, parentage unknown, first flowered 2001. The very large, 15cm+ diameter x 7.5cm+ deep flower is semidouble, light red, 25 large, wide petals, outer petals sometimes edged darker red. Yellow anthers and pink filaments (photo shows the stamens dispersed outwards). Heavy petal texture and flowers fall whole. Plant is upright, dense, with vigorous growth. Dark green leaves average 10cm x 5cm, with medium serration. Flowers early to late. Sport: Cheryl Hunter Variegated.