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Doctor Max

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Year Published/Registered1950

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Doctor Max'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name



Dr Max  Camellia Hall Catalogue, 1950. Abbreviation for Doctor Max.


» English Description

Camellia Hall Price List, 1950. No description. Fendig, 1951, American Camellia Catalogue: Large red and white single, 12-13 cm across x 5-5.5 cm deep. The red and white is evenly distributed. Petals, nearly round, are 6 cm x 5.5 cm. Stamens are joined at base and attached to the petals in a solid corolla. Filaments white, anthers lemon yellow. Buds ovoid and light green. Leaves mid-green, glossy, ovate, 8 cm x 6 cm, stiff, curled downwards, promi­nent venation, apices blunt, margins shallowly serrate.. The plant is a hardy, bushy, slow grower. This originated as a Japanese import by Camellia Hall, Sacramento, California which first bloomed in 1940. Before 1940 this was an unnamed Japanese import at the old Camellia City Nursery. It only carried a code number and was confused with ‘Miss Sacramento Varie­gated’. Doctor Max is a large, cup-shaped single, 12.5 cm in diameter and 6 cm deep, red mar­bled white. It develops large seedpods and has been nicknamed the “Apple Camellia”. Abbre­viation: ‘Dr Max’.


Flower Size

Blooming Season Japan