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Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Mencía'
Mencia English name for 'Mencía'
» English Description
Mencía. (C. japonica). Publicación de la Sociedad Española de la Camelia, 32. 2018, p.50. Origin of the variety: a seed from 'Midnight Magic' raised by Eusebio López C. japonica Redondo in 2007, in Sillobre, Fene (A Coruña, Spain). FLOWER: Size: small to medium; 6-9 cm in diameter and 3-4 cm deep. Colour: red purplish, 53A-B and 59A (RHS color chart), homogeneous, veined with darker colour; in some petals faded to the base. Shape: formal double. Petals: 40-80, rounded the external ones, elliptical the internal and central ones; notched and variously notched margin or smooth. Sometimes with small incisions in the base. LEAF: Size: medium, 8-9 cm long and 4-4.5 cm wide. Colour: medium green. Shape: elliptical. Margin: serrate. Apex: pointed to acuminate. Base: acute to obtuse. PLANT: Blooming period: very late; it begins to bloom at the end of November and extends until June or even July. Very floriferous; the flower falls whole. Habit: bushy, medium growth rate, upright growth and conical shape. Other data: first bloomed in 2011. New shoots are reddish in colour and flower buds are small and rounded. It has been shown at camelia exhibitions in Galicia since 2016.
Blooming Season： Spain