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Christine Lee

Last Updated:2019/4/10 9:11:17 By:wangzhonglang


CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1938

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Christine Lee'

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Christine Hazlewood & Jessep.1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.40: Abbreviation for Christine Lee.

Christine Lee Number 2 McIlhenny Catalogue, 1947-1948, p.3. Synonym for Christine Lee.


» English Description

Gerbing’s Azalea Gardens Catalogue, 1938-1939: Large, semi-double pink flower with stamens in centre, 10-12.5 cm across, late flowering. Small, glossy foliage, tall, upright grower. See black and white photo, Hertrich, 1954, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.I, p.83. Originated from a seedling of unknown parentage by Dr W.G. Lee, Macon, Georgia, USA and named for his first wife. Sports: Christine Lee Variegated, Christine Red Sport. Not to be confused with the variety Enchantress, which was distributed under the name ‘Christine Lee’. Synonym: ‘Enchantress’(South), ‘Christine Lee Number 2’.. Abbreviation: ‘Christine’.