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Year Published/Registered1699

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Ise-tsubaki'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name



Renge-tsubaki  Yashiro, 1841, Kokon Yōrankō, vol.306, Ichijima reprint, 1906, p.344. (Lotus Flower Camellia). Cited from Honzō Kōmoku Keimō, (1810). Synonym for Ise-tsubaki as ‘Sekiryū-cha’. Chinese reading: ‘Shiliu Cha’.

Shih Liu Cha  Ono. 1803, Honzō Kōmoku Keimō.Different reading: ‘Shiliu Cha’. Japanese reading: ‘Sekiryū-cha’, synonym for Ise-tsubaki.

Zakuro-cha  Iwasaki, 1829, Honzō Zufu. Yashiro, 1841, Kokon Yōrankō, vol.306. Cited from Honzō Kōmoku Keimō, 1803:Different reading ‘Sekiryū-cha’. Synonym for Ise-tsubaki, ‘Renge- tsubaki’. Possible synonym for Zakuro in Kadan Chikinshō, 1695. See: JCS., Tsubaki, 1981, No.20, p.103.


» English Description

Chinka Zufu, (before 1700), Watanabe, 1969, pl.278; Sakuden, 1630, Hyakuchinshū, together with 'Yamato-sangai', as popular names for his 'Iroteruyama'. However in the Chinka Zufu illustrations, 'Ise-tsubaki' and 'Yamato-sangai' are completely dif­ferent and neither resemble the modern Ise-tsubaki. If the Chinka Zufu illustration is taken as the type, it is an anemone form with 5 outer petals of dark crimson surrounding a compact, petaloid centre of the same colour with some stamens intermixed. Originated in Japan. Chen's Hiden Kakyo, date unknown (1672-1900) gives 'Renge-tsubaki' as a synonym for 'Ise-tsubaki' which has the Chinese name of 'Shiliu Cha'. Synonym: 'Sekiryu-cha', according to the Honzō Kōmoku Keimō. For this see Yashiro, 1841, Kokon Yōrankō, vol.306 and JCS., 1981, Tsubaki, No.20, p.l03. All are now believed to be extinct.


Flower Size

Blooming Season Japan