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Dr. Tinsley

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1949

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Dr. Tinsley'

Chinese Name:亭斯利博士

Japanese Name



Docteur Tinsley  Catalogue Descriptif des Pépinières de Kerisnel, 1995, p.29. Orthographic variant for Dr. Tinsley.

Doctor Tinsley  Harn, 1953, American Camellia Yearbook, p.269. Orthographic variant for Dr Tinsley.

Tingsili Boshi  Gao,Jiyin, Ltr, 30 July 1990. Chinese synonym for USA C.japonica Dr. Tinsley.

Tinsley 71  Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Synonym for Dr. Tinsley.


» English Description

American Camellia Yearbook, 1949, p.244: The variety Dr Tinsley, ‘Tinsley 71’, ‘Tinsley 7-11’, was purchased as a small plant from Heyman’s Nursery, Lafayette, Lousiana, USA in 1940. It is thought to have come from McIlhenny’s Jungle Gardens. It first bloomed 1944. Heyman’s Nursery obtained the propagating right and sold it as Dr Tinsley. The variety blooms freely in mid-season. This incomplete double variety has a white ground colour with a pink blush, becoming progressively deeper towards the petal edges. Stamens have white fila­ments and yellow anthers. Plant growth is upright and compact. Colour plates in Garden Plants in Colour sec.59:4, 1957, Skinner, ed. on p.81 and Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias, p.81; Front cover, ACS, 1973, The Camellia Journal, vol.28, No.2. It is Reg. No.39, American Camellia Yearbook, 1954. Synonyms: ‘Tinsley’, ‘Tinsley 71’, ‘Tinsley 7-11’. Orthographic variant: ‘Doctor Tinsley’. Chinese synonym: ‘Tingsili Boshi’. Sport: Dr Tinsley Supreme. This cultivar was awarded  as an AGM (Award of Garden Merit) plant by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993 at H5 rate (hardy: cold winter; -15°C to -10°C).

» Chinese Description

亭斯利博士Dr. TinsleyC. japonica),陈丽惠2013年《山茶花谱台湾情》第201页,粉红、半重瓣~牡丹型、中輪、中花,1949年美國發表。


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season1-3 Month United States