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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Kaga-hassaku'
Japanese Name：加賀八朔 かがはっさく
(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’.