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Year Published/Registered1938

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia 'Shōwa-wabisuke'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:昭和佗助 しょうわわびすけ



Apple Blossom  Domoto Camellia List, 1932 as a small, white single, lightly washed rose colour on the petal reverse. Early. Listed under C.saluenensis. This now appears to be the same as ‘Little Princess’, itself a synonym for Showa-wabisuke. See black and white photo, p.77, 79, Hume, 1946, Camellias in America.

Apple Blossom  Nuccio’s Nurseries Catalogue, 1955, p.3: Single pink and white, small. Listed as a C. williamsii. Vigorous, open growth. Blooms early to mid-season. SCCS, 1960, Camellia Nomenclature, p.124: Pink and white. Medium size single. Vigorous, upright growth. Mid-season to late. This is now listed by Nuccio’s as Showa Wabisuke and it is the same as the Domoto form. Reduced to synonym for Showa Wabisuke.

Appleblossom  Hume, 1947, National Horticultural Magazine, 26(3):190. Orthographic variant for ‘Apple Blossom’, synonym for Showa-wabisuke.

Appleblossom (Japan)  Manning,1939, Plant Buyer’s Index, ed.4. Synonym for Showa-wabisuke.

Little Princess  Hazlewood’s Nursery Catalogue, 1949, p.10. Synonym for Shōwa-wabisuke.

6 show +


» English Description

Botan-en Nursery Catalogue, 1938 as ‘Shōwa-no-wabisuke’. Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, pl.221, p.388; Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.397, p.207, description, p.27: Leaves narrowly elliptic, concave and chan­nelled on upper surface, manifestly serrulate at the margins, petioles glabrous. Flower single (5 petals), widely opened, palest pink with a nuance of deeper pink on the outer petals and at base. Flowers mid-season. Sexual parts retrogressive. Originated in Takarazuka. City, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Recent Japanese camellia publications such as Nihon no Chinka, p.248 and Senchinshū pp.115, 238, describe this cultivar as identical to Hatsukari and this is now accepted. Synonyms: ‘Shōwa-no-wabiske’, ‘Secchūka’, ‘Little Princess’, ‘Yanagiba-wabisuke’, Hatsukari. See: Mainichi Shinbun, 1971, Tsubaki, p.167; Andoh, 1971, Tsubaki, Meika no Shōkai to Saibai, pl.26; Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I, 1972, pl.465, p.362. For the identification of this see Yokoyama, 1975, Gendai Tsubaki Meikan, p.140. Chinese synonym ‘Pingguohua’.

» Japanese Description

講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.362.  保育社 .1974. 《つばき》安藤芳顕著 .211. 文化出版局. 1975. 《現代椿名鑑》. P140. 江戸. []ごく淡い桃色地に、地色より濃い桃色のむらや、縦筋が入る、一重、筒~ラッパ咲き、筒蕊、中~小輪、11~3月。[]中型の長楕円形~楕円形、日当たりの葉は中折れが目立つ。やや質厚く、直線的な強い感じのする個性的な葉で、一見して区別できる。[]立性で枝打ちの多い粗い樹形は、太郎冠者とよく似ており、形質的なつながりを感じる。樹勢は強くよく伸びるが成木は移植に弱く、植えいたみする。[来歴]      文/桐野


Flower Size6-8 cm

Blooming Season Japan