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Cornish Snow

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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1948

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia 'Cornish Snow'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name



Mixue. (Rice Snow) Gao, Jiyin, 30 July 1990. Chinese synonym for the Caerhays hybrid Cornish Snow.


» English Description

RHS, Journal, 1948. Granted an ‘Award of Merit’. A seedling raised at Caerhays Castle by Mr. Williams, using C.cuspidata as the seed parent and C.saluenensis as the pollen parent.  Of the family it is a weaker grower with single white flowers very remininscent of wild roses, borne profusely over a long period.  Buds often pink-tinged.  It is a medium-sized shrub of lax, erect growth, with narrowly ovate dark green leaves.  young growth tinted bronze.  Single white flowers 4-5 cm in width, tinged pink on reverse, open from midwinter.  Chinese synonym: ‘Mixue’.