Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Mary Lennard'
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, March 2007, No.156, p.88, Reg. No. 476. Registered by Lennard Camellias, Te Puke, New Zealand. A chance seedling that first flowered in 1990. The plant is spreading, of average density and medium growth rate. Dark green leaves are 10 cm x 3.5 cm. Flower is of single form, 11 cm wide and 7 cm deep, with 7 petals of firm texture. About 100 cream anthers and stamens form a compact columnar central mass. Flowers in shade are pale pink (RHS.CC. 56C/D) while sunlight flowers are darker, shading from RHS55B on the outer parts of the petals to a lighter 55D at the centre. Flowers mid-season to late. Flowers last well when picked. Won the Maine Trophy, Best Seedling, at the NZ National Show 2005.