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Golden Spangles

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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1960

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia 'Golden Spangles'

Chinese Name:金叶飞蝶

Japanese Name



Gold Spangles  Wall Cottage Nursery Catalogue, 1982. Abbreviation for Golden Spangles.

Golden Spangle  Muncaster Nursery Catalogue, 1976-1977. Orthographic error for Golden Spangles.

Jinye Feidie  Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias, p.418; Chinese synonym for the England C. x williamsii Golden Spangles.

金玉满堂  茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.11/28, No.468.


» English Description

Hillier, 1960, RHS., The Rhododendron and Camellia Yearbook-, No.14, p.138: There is to be found growing in some gardens a form of C. x williamsii with golden variegated leaves and, as a rule it is labelled ‘Mary Christian’. Mr Ralph S. Peer wrote, pointing out that we had sent him this particular form and asked if the variegation was typical of the variety ‘Mary Christian’. On reference to Mr Julian Williams of Caerhays Castle, we were informed that he has never seen this variegation on any plants at Caerhays. This plant was first noticed early in 1946 amongst a batch of plants of different forms of C. x williamsii at Wisley. It was then labelled ‘Mary Christian’. It is not known whether this plant arose as a separate seedling or a bud mutation of ‘Mary Christian’. To avoid confusion it was given the name Golden Spangles with the following description: A vigorous, lax growing shrub of good con­stitution, the flowers and leaves in form are typical of this hybrid. The flowers are about 3 inches (7.5 cm) across, bright cherry rose, a little deeper in colour than Mary Christian but not so dark as St Ewe. The stigma is rather shorter than the stamens which tend to conceal it. The leaf is a dark, dull green above with a central splash of soft yellow green, the leaves are finely and regularly serrated, the lower surface is a polished green. Received RHS., “Award of Merit”, Apr.1987.: Plant vigorous, erect, slightly spreading. Leaves 8cm x 4 cm, fairly dark green, midrib area blotched light green. Flowers 9 cm across, single with 2 rows of petals. Red Purple Group 62A delicately veined 58C. Mid-season to late flowering. Originated in England. Orthographic errors: ‘Gold Spangles’, ‘Golden Spangle’. Chinese synonym ‘Jinye Feidie’.

» Chinese Description

高继银、苏玉华、胡羡聪,2007. 《国内外茶花名种识别与欣赏》,第296页。英国人培育,系‘威廉姆斯’(C.X williamsii)山茶类的杂交种。花红色,花瓣边缘红色变淡,单瓣型至半重瓣型,小到中型花,花瓣9〜12枚,长圆形,排列松散,呈半开放蜡烛状,花心黄色雄蕊较短,外露,花朵极稠密。叶片灰绿色,狭椭圆形,沿中脉有黄色斑块,植株开张,生长旺盛。花期中至晚。

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.110. 金玉满堂(C.x Williamsii)威廉斯茶。1960,英国。單瓣、二重轮列、草莓红,深脉纹、中轮(9cm)、花期1-3月、浓綠色叶片,叶中脈淡綠色斑、灌木丛狀生長、树性橫張、长势強。

Golden Spangles (金玉满堂)一茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.11/28, No.468. 

Golden Spangles (金叶飞蝶)一高继银,2007,国内外茶花品种识别与欣赏,p.296.


Flower Size9-10 cm

Blooming Season1-3 Month United Kingdom