Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Gertrude Preston'
» English Description
Puddle, ed., 1962, International Camellia Journal, No.1, p.9 and front cover black and white photo: A seedling of the C.japonica cultivar known as Apple Blossom in Britain, received the RHS “Award of Merit” in April, 1962. It is very free flowering, being clothed with single flowers which are Neyron Rose when fully open but deeper in bud. Of vigorous growth it promises to be an excellent garden camellia and is a credit to the raiser, Mrs G. Preston, Haywards Heath, Sussex, England. The flower consists of 8 petals, HCC.623/2, (RHS.CC. 55C) when fully open, measures 8.5 cm across. Stamens in a centre cluster.