Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Dr. J. M. Howell'
» English Description
ACS., May 1987, The Camellia Journal, vol.42, No.2, p.8, Reg. No.2041: Large size, white, rose-form double C.japonica chance seedling. Early blooming. Originated by Dr O.V. Lewis, Picayune, Mississippi, USA. American Camellia Yearbook, 1987, p.80 with colour photo between p.60-61: The 10 year old seedling first bloomed 1980. Average flower size, 12.5 cm across x 8 cm deep with 32 petals, yellow anthers and white filaments. Blooms are white velvet with stamens interspersed and petal margins slightly ruffled. Plant growth is upright and rapid in rate with dark green leaves, 8 cm long x 5 cm wide.