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Year Published/Registered1972

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Kaga-hassaku'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:加賀八朔 かがはっさく

Meaning:Kaga's Hassaku


Kaga-shirohassaku  (Kaga’s White Hassaku), Andoh, 1974, International Camellia Journal, No.6, p.15 as ‘Kaga-shiro-hassaku’: Synonym for Kaga-hassaku.


» English Description

Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, p.371; Satō, 1975, Chūbu no Tsubaki, p.10, colour photo; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978, pl.329; Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.32, colour photo, p.206, description: Small, white, cup-shaped single of 5 petals, 5-6 cm across with a fat, central cylinder of stamens, light, brownish yellow anthers, cream filaments. Blooms early to mid-season. Leaves mid-green, elliptic to long-ovate, apex long-acuminate, margins coarsely serrate, thick, venation promi­nent. See p.49, Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka. “Kaga” is an old name for the Ishikawa Prefecture and ‘Hassaku’ is the first day of the 8th lunar month and, in this case, indi­cates early flowering. In the Edo era this variety was developed by “Kaga” retainers and prized for “Chabana” (Tea Ceremony). In the Chūbu district there a variety with same name of ‘Has­saku’ but it is a different camellia. In recent years the name was changed to Kaga-hassaku but in Kanazawa it is called ‘Hassaku-tsubaki’. Synonym: ‘Kaga-shirohassaku’.

» Japanese Description

講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.371. 文化出版局. 1975. 《現代椿名鑑》. P.87.   淡交社.1989. 《日本の椿花》.p49   誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.55.  日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.22. 石川產. [花]白、一重、椀咲き、筒しベ、中輪、11~4月。[葉]卵状、やや大形、肉厚。[樹]やや立性、強い。[来歴]古くから金沢市周辺にあり八朔椿と呼ばれていた、1969年に佐藤稔が加賀八朔と命名.発表。写/塩田、文ノ中村良


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season Japan