Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Dr. Lewis Shelton Jr.'
» English Description
American Camellia Yearbook, 1974, vol.II, p.232, Reg. No.1303: A 15 year old chance japonica seedling, originated by Dr Lewis Shelton Jr., Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Plant growth is upright and rapid in rate with dark green leaves, 12.5 cm long x 7 cm wide. The semi-double, ‘Herme’ (Hikarugenji) type, bloom is deep red. Average size, 12.5 cm across x 5.5 cm deep. It has yellow anthers, light yellow filaments, 11-12 petals and 4-6 petaloids. Blooms mid-season.