Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Devonia'
Arnold-Forster, 1948, Shrubs for the Milder Counties, p.205. Orthographic error for Devonia.
W.J. Marchant’s Nursery Catalogue, 1937, p.33. Synonym for Devonia.
Hillier Nursery Catalogue, 1924-1925, p.36, Invalidly for Devonia.
Slieve Donard Catalogue, 1942, p.5.Anonymous, 1943, Gardeners’ Chronicle, ser.3, vol.CXIII, p.14. Arnold-Forster, 1948, Shrubs for Milder Counties, p.204. An invalid synonym for Devonia.
Waterer Nursery Catalogue, 1952-1953, p.18 as ‘Swan’ (Devonienis). Synonym for Devonia.
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» English Description
Anonymous, May,1900, The Gardeners’ Chronicle, ser.3, vol.27, p.302: Single white variety that succeeds perfectly in the open in Devonshire. From Messrs R. Veitch & Son, Exeter. Also recorded in the RHS. Journal 1900-1901, when it gained an “Award of Merit”. A single white with 6-9 broadly ovate petals, 4-5 cm x 4 cm, apices rounded and notched, forming a cup-shaped flower, averaging 9 cm in diameter. Stamens are in a loose, central bunch, joined for one third of their length. Leaves glossy, dark green, broadly elliptic, 9 cm x 6 cm, acuminate and serrulate. Puddle & Hanger, 1960. RHS Yearbook No.14 p.145. Orthographic errors include: ‘Devona’, ‘Devonensis’, ‘Deviana’. It has also invalidly been called ‘Devoniana’ and ‘Devoniensis’, names with prior listing for other cultivars. The synonyms: ‘Swan’, ‘Swann’ and ‘The Swan’ that have been given it should be avoided as they have also been used as synonyms for Yobukodori. In the UK the name Devonia has also sometimes been mistakenly used for Yukimiguruma.