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Year Published/Registered1914

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Kimberley'

Chinese Name:金柏莉

Japanese Name



Jimuboli  ACS 1993, American Camellia Yearbook, p.40. Chinese synonym for the UK C.japonica Kimberley.

Kimberly  Kiyono Nurseries Catalogue, 1940-1941, p.23. Orthographic error for Kimberley.

小红袍  茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.14/28, No.1078.


» English Description

Sander Catalogue, [before 1914]. No description Veitch, 1923, Gardeners’ Chronicle, p.93: C.japonica var. Kimberley, carrying vivid scarlet blooms, with a delightful cen­tre of yellow stamens.; Hume, H.H. 1946. Camellias in America,Kimberley, descriptin in the p.244 and a color photo in the p.164. Puddle & Hanger, 1960, RHS., The Rhododendron and Camellia Yearbook, No.14, p.152: Form single; petals 5-6 broadly obovate, retuse, 3.5 cm wide and long. Stamens in a central hemispherical cluster, about 2 cm across, conjoined part way from base. Size, 6-7 cm in diameter, colour Currant Red, RHS.CC.821/1. Foliage very deep green, glossy, stiff, flat, tip acuminate, decurved, broadly elliptic, margins shallowly serrate, 8-11 cm long x 4.5-8 cm wide. Habit upright and vigorous. Similar, if not the same, as Tokyo. Introduced by Mssrs Sander, Belgium about 1900, probably from Japan. It has been confused with Takayama and Lanarth in UK. Synonym ‘Crimson Cup’. However this must not be confused with the ‘Crimson Cup’ in Australia which is a synonym for Shiranui. Orthographic error: ‘Kimberly’. Sport: Sylvia (USA). Received an RHS. “Award of Merit” in 1934. For colour photos see Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978, pl.90, p.51, and Fischer, 1986, Kamelien, p.60.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.150. Kimberley金柏莉(C. japonica)红山茶。1923,比利时。单瓣、花瓣56枚、亮丽深红、小轮(67cm)、树性直立、长势强。此品种可能是由日本传入比利时,公元1900年左右,Mssrs Sander命名发表。同种异名:Crimson Cup。Kimberley (小红袍)一茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.14/28, No.1078.


Flower Size6-7 cm

Blooming Season1-3 Month Belgium