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Year Published/Registered1898

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia sasanqua 'Shi-undai'

Chinese Name:紫雲台

Japanese Name:紫雲台 しうんだい

Meaning:Heights of purple cloud


Shiundai (1)  Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Synonym for Shi-undai.

Shiundai (2)  Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Synonym for Shi-undai.

Shuin-Dai  SCCS, 1951, The Camellia. Its Culture and Nomenclature. Corruption of the Japanese name, Shi-undai.

Ziyuntai  Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias, p.427; Chinese synonym for the Japan C.sasanqua Shi-undai.


» English Description

Ashizawa, Yagorō, 1898, Chabaika Taishū; Nihon Shubyō Co. Catalogue, 1910; Chūgai Nursery Catalogue, 1938, describes it as: ‘White with scarlet variegation, full double, large flower’ and Wada, 1941, Garden Treasures of Japan, as ‘Intense red, large, semi-double’. The first was designated ‘Shiundai (2)’ and the second ‘Shiundai (1)’ by Fendig in American Camellia Catalogue, 1953. However there is considered to be only one cul­tivar as follows: Large, rose-pink, single, with 7-8 petals, outer edges tinted deeper with violet, the inner parts a lighter pink. Stamen cluster small, spreading, filaments light yellow, anthers small and yellow. Leaves mid-green, oval, 7.5 cm x 3.8 cm, apex acute, recurved. Originated in Japan. See colour photo: Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.I. 1972, pl.522, pp.211, 384. Syn­onyms: ‘Shiundai (1)’, ‘Shiundai (2)’. Corruption of name: ‘Shun-Dai’. SCCS Camellia Nomenclature gives Shishima as a synonym. Chinese synonym ‘Ziyuntai’.

» Japanese Description

講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.384. 誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.301. 国立歴史民俗博物館 . 2009. 冬の花 サザンカ》.  p.11. 江戸產. []紫を帯びた濃桃色、一重、平開咲き、大輪、11~12月 [来歴]1898年の芦沢「茶梅花大集」に記載され、埼玉県川口市安行に保存される希少品種。江戸サザンカ 文/箱田.


Flower Size10-13 cm

Blooming Season Japan