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Maria do Sameiro

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Year Published/Registered2016

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Maria do Sameiro'

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International Camellia Journal, 2016, p.131. ‘Maria do Sameiro’ (C. japonica), European Reg. No. 121. Sport of C. japonica ‘Augusto Leal Gouveia Pinto’, originated in Portugal by António Assunção, Candoso, St. Tiago, Guimarães. First observed in 2003; first propagated from grafts in 2006. Growth is slow, spreading and open. Blooming is late season. A medium-sized rose-form double of 35 to 45 petals; white with occasional red streaks. Leaves dark green, slightly curled and serrated. Named for Maria do Sameiro, widow of Jose Gil, the first director of the ICS Portugal Region, and the mother of Clara Gil, who succeeded him as director of the region; the name was chosen by Clara Gil.


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Blooming Season3-5 Month Portugal