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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1938

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Imura'

Chinese Name:井村

Japanese Name



Diana  The Pacific Camellia Society, 1946, Camellia Nomenclature, p.11. Invalid synonym for Imura.

Doctor Ames  Walter Allen Nursery Catalogue, ca.1948, according to Steffek 1949. Synonym for Imura.

Dr Allen Ames  Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.60. Synonym for Imura.

Imura White  Gerbing's Azalea Gardens Catalogue, 1938-1939. Synonym for Imura.

Overlook Number 12  Fendig, 1949, American Camellia Catalogue, as ‘Overlook No.12’. Synonym for Imura.

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» English Description

Gerbing's Azalea Gardens Catalogue, 1938-1939 as 'Imura White': Semi-double, snow-white waterlily type, long, narrow petals of porcelain texture with yellow stamens, mid­season blooming. Fendig, 1949, American Camellia Catalogue: Very large, white semi-double. When half open the flower is said to resemble the half-furled wings of a swan. Texture of petals is like porcelain. Size 12-15 cm across with 10-15 petals. Showy stamens. Anthers very large, arrow shaped. Leaves glossy, dark green, long and narrow, smooth, apex recurved, fine serra­tions, 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm. Plant habit, vigorous, upright, open growth with somewhat pendulous branches. Developed from seed imported from Japan in 1925 by K. Sawada, Mobile, Alabama, USA. First bloomed 1929. Overlook Seedling No.12. Synonyms: 'Imura White', 'Diana', 'Dr Allen Ames', 'S. Imura'. For black and white photo see p.167, Hertrich, 1955, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.II. Seedlings include: Fragrant Star, Ida Weisner, Tyler Nation, Bienville. Chinese synonym ‘Yimula’.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.133. Imura伊蜜儿(C. japonica)红山茶。1938,美国亚拉巴马州Mobile,K. Sawada1926年自曰本引入种子实生,初花1929年。半重瓣、纯白色、筒蕊、中~大轮(9 x 4cm)、花瓣约12~15 枚、树性直立、长势强。同种异名:Dr Allen AmesImura WhiteS. Imura。花名:井村(曰本姓氏)。Imura (伊蜜儿)一新竹市茶花产销班目录,2002-2006,p.58,111. Imura (爱母拉)一茶花林,2006,茶花品种1554, p. 13/28, No.1497.


Flower Size12-15 cm

Blooming Season3-4 Month United States