Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Michael'
Species/Combination：C. cuspidata × C. saluenensis
Cornish Snow Michael
Hillier & Son Supplementary List, 1960-1961, p.8. Synonym for Michael.
» English Description
Hillier Nurseries Catalogue, 1954. Puddle, Charles, SCCS., 1956, The Camellia Review, vol.17, No.8. p.15 as a hybrid between C.cuspidata and C.saluenensis. It is one of the original trio, Cornish Snow, Winton and Michael and very close to Cornish Snow in appearance, with pure white flowers on a more arching, green growth. This group is designated as the “Cornish Snow Hybrids”. Originated at Caerhay’s Castle, Cornwall, England by J.C. Williams. Because of the confusion over the name ‘Michael’, this cultivar is sometimes listed as ‘Cornish Snow Michael’. Note: SCCS., Camellia Nomenclature, 1960 and on, list both names, ‘Michael’ and ‘Charles Michael’, but they erroneously refer to the same cultivar, the C.x williamsii Charles Michael.