Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Iwōjima'
Hazlewood & Jessep,1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.110. Corruption of the Japanese name Iwōjima .
» English Description
Fruitland Nurseries Catalogue, 1948-1949, as 'Iwo-jima': Crimson red. Large semi-double with heavy crown of golden stamens. Upright growth. Mid-season blooming. Originated by Fruitlands Nurseries, Augusta, Georgia, USA from seed of unknown parents. Although Satomi lists it in Camellia Varieties of Japan it is of American origin. Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue: A large, crimson red, semi-double, 10 cm across. The long stemmed petals are large, round and crinkled with occasional petaloids. Stamen centre flares, filaments pink, anthers yellow. Leaves rich green, elliptic, 8 cm x 3.8 cm, tapered apex and base, raised venation, shallow, broad serrations. Corruption of name: 'Iwa Jama'.