Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Melissa James'
» English Description
NZCS, Camellia Bulletin, No171, March 2012, p.14 with colour photo; Regn No.496. Chance seedling, first flowered 2007. Plant is of average spread, density and growth rate. Dark green leaves are 8.5 cm x 4.5 cm. Flower is semi-double, 9 cm diameter x 7 cm deep, with 12 cupped petals and no petaloids. Colour is deep red to bluish-red (RHSCC 53C). Stamens are in a compact column, with cream filaments and yellow anthers. Flowers midseason to late. Originated by Ailsa James, Te Puke, NZ.