Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia reticulata 'Mayhills'
» English Description
New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1970, vol.VI, No.5, p.32, Reg. No.45: A seedling of the C.reticulata ‘Shot Silk’ (Dayinhong) raised at Tirau, New Zealand by Dr Jane Crisp, from a controlled cross with the pollen of ‘Crimson Robe’, (Dataohong). First flowered 1967. The plant has an erect, vigorous habit of growth with dark green, keeled and reticulate leaves, 12 cm, x 6 cm. The flower colour is bright red, (RHS.CC.47B) large, semi-double, 13-15 cm across x 6 cm deep with about 16, veined, fluted petals with notched margins. The flower has a distinctive, high centre and golden stamens. Flowers early to mid-season. See colour photo, front cover, 1982, New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, vol.XII, No.7.