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Jorge Gil Leite-Pereira

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Year Published/Registered2018

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Jorge Gil Leite-Pereira'

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Jorge Gil Leite-Pereira (C.japonica),European  Reg. No. 134, p. 85.  Seedling of unknown parents.  Grown by Clara Gil de Seabra, of Porto, Portugal, she named the camellia for her son.  The plant was first noticed in 2010, and first bloomed in 2012.  Growth is fastigiate, with flowering in mid-season, for an average period.  The white loose peony-form blooms have an average of 34 petals, with outer petals in the RHS NN155D white group, and creamy white in the center.  Occasional thin stripes and spots are deep purple-pink (RHS 57C red-purple group).  Stamens are interspersed among white petaloids (RHS NN155A), with an average of 100 petaloids per bloom.  Petal shape is irregular and variously notched.  Spent flowers fall whole.  Leaves are medium green, flat with a curled apex, elliptic, accuminate, and finely serrated; they are medium size, 7.5 cm long and 4 cm wide.   Flower buds are round and white.  The camellia was exhibited at Portuguese camellia shows at Celorico de Basto (2017), Guimarães (2014), and Porto (2017 and 2018).


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Blooming Season Portugal