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Tom Cat

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1964

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Tom Cat'

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» English Description

Cannon, 1964-1965, Scion Catalogue, p.16. No description. Dekker, 1965, American Camellia Yearbook, p.64, and 1966, p.101, Reg. No.821: A 9 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1959, originated by Dr Albert C. Tuck, Thomasville, Georgia, USA. Plant growth is upright, open and medium in rate with light green leaves, 8 cm long x 4.5 cm wide. The semi­double flowers, similar to Frizzle White, measure 13 cm across x 8 cm deep with 12 petals and 4-6 petaloids. Colour is light rose-pink with light stamens. Blooms mid-season to late. Sport: Tom Cat Variegated. See colour photo, p.120, Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias and pl.145, p.69, Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.II, 1978.


Flower Size13.3-14.5 cm

Blooming Season1-5 Month United States