Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Erika Merryn'
» English Description
ACRS, Camellia News, 1993, No.127, p.9, colour photo p.2, Reg. No.428: Originated by Raymond S. Keightley, Wattle Park, South Australia. A chance seedling that first flowered 1985. The light salmon pink, semi-double flower has 15 petals and occasional petaloids, 11 cm across x 5 cm deep. Flowers appear early to mid-season on a vigorous, open, upright plant. Leaves glossy, olive green, flat, ovate elliptic, apices acuminate, margins serrate, base broadly cuneate, 10 cm long x 5 cm wide. Broad, rounded petals with a cylindrical bunch of stamens. Flowers hold well and have an iridescent sheen.