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Year Published/Registered2021

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia ‘Shouchun’

Chinese Name:守春

Japanese Name

Meaning:Means "Enduring Spring", name after Mr. Yang Shouchun, the former president of Chinese Camellia Society


» English Description

Shouchun (C. reticulata 'Suzanne Withers' X C. japonica 'Purinsesu-Masako'). China Regn. #2021-328. China Flowers & Horticulture, 2021, No.4, p.64. It was bred by Wang Dazhuang and You Mingfei, and registered by Jinhua Moxian Horticultural Engineering Co., Ltd.  A hybrid of ‘Suzanne Withers’ as seed parent and ‘Purinsesu-Masako’ as pollen parent. Bloomed for the first time in 2018. The flower buds are spherical, with green sepals. The flowers are deep pink with veins, and gradually become pinkish white toward the base of the petals. They are completely double-petaled and medium-sized flowers. When they just open, the center of the flower is often bead-shaped. The leaves are dark green, leathery, broad elliptic, with raised midribs, obvious lateral veins, serrated leaf margins, and pointed apex. The plant is compact, the branches and leaves are dense, and the growth is vigorous. Flowering from December to March of the following year.

» Chinese Description

守春 Camellia ‘Shouchun’ 中国登录号:2021-328,《中国花卉园艺》2021年第464页。由金花市莫闲园艺工程有限公司的王大庄、游鸣飞登录。2012年以云南山茶苏珊娜为母本,以红山茶雅子妃为父本杂交而得。2018年首次开花。花蕾球形,萼片绿色。花朵深粉红色,显脉纹,渐向花瓣基部变为粉白色,完全重瓣型,中型花,刚开放时花心常呈珠球状,花瓣长阔倒卵形,先端近圆形,开花稠密。叶片深绿色,革质,阔椭圆形,中脉凸起,侧脉明显,叶缘锯齿明显,先端尖。植株紧凑,枝叶稠密,生长旺盛。花期12月至翌年3月。


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season12-3 Month China