Chosen by Yves CHAPEL
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica ‘Tama Real’
» English Description
Tama Real (C. japonica), European Reg. No 179. Originated and introduced by Rodrigo Paulo Leitão, at Viveiro das Camélias, Penafiel, Portugal. Seedling of C. japonica ‘Tama-no-ura’ (ICR-19078) by unknown pollen in 2004, first flowering in 2010. Plant: growth habit spreading, growth rate very slow, blooming in Portugal from January to April. Flower: medium to large, 10 x 5 cm; semi-double form, pink, edged white, lightly veined; 150-180 Higo-like boss of long stamens; 10-18 flat petals, round to elliptic, occasionally irregular, notched, or wavy; sometimes exhibiting pink petaloids. Blooms fall whole when spent. Leaf: small 7,5 x 3,2 cm, elliptic, cuspidate apex, dentate margin, acute to obtuse base, green. Fruit: 5 x 4 cm round seed pod and medium seeds.
Flower Size： 5-10 cm
Blooming Season： 1-4 Month Portugal