Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Snowdrift'
Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Synonym for Snowdrift.
» English Description
Domoto Nursery Catalogue, 1935: Semi-double, white. Medium large. Fendig, 1949, American Camellia Catalogue: Regular, White, semi-double. 8.5 cm across x 4 cm deep. The uniform-sized petals are 4 cm long, are in 3 rows, There are about 70 golden stamens, sometimes united. Hertrich, 1955, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.II, p.306: Semi-double, cup & saucer shape when a central bud-like cone is unopened, white, 9 cm across x 5 cm deep. Petals to 20, roughly spatulate, apically notched, channelled. The centre of the flower is a cone formation which opens to reveal an erect column of slender stamens, white filaments, golden anthers. Central petal segments creped. Leaves tapering to both ends, cupped, 7-9 cm long x 4-4.5 cm wide, dull, dark green above, broad, sharp serrations, apices long pointed, venation well defined. Mid-season flowering. Imported from Japan by T. Domoto in 1932. Orthographic variant: ‘Snow Drift’. Synonym: ‘Snowdrift (2)’.