Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia reticulata 'Howard Caple'
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1972, vol.VII, No.6, p.33, Reg. No.63: A seedling of C.reticulata ‘Wild Form’, the pollen parent, C.reticulata ‘Shot Silk’, (Liuye Yinhong), originated by Dr Jane Crisp, Tirau, New Zealand. It first flowered 1967 and plants have tall, pyramidal habit and flower freely over a long period. The bloom is semi-double with 15-16 fluted petals, showing stamens in the centre and measure 14 cm across x 6 cm deep on the average. Colour is RHS Red Group, 52A-B. The foliage is mid-green, reticulate, keeled with fine serrations. Leaves 8-10 cm long x 3-4 cm wide. See colour photo, front cover, New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1974, vol.VIII, No.5.