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Vinho do Porto

Last Updated:2024/2/10 1:57:43 By:Yves CHAPEL

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Year Published/Registered2024

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica ‘Vinho do Porto’

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:ポートワイン

Meaning:tibute to Porto wine


» English Description

Vinho do Porto (C.japonica), European Reg. No 196. Originated and propagated by Rodrigo Paulo Leitão, at Viveiro das Camélias, Penafiel, Portugal. Seedling of C. japonica ‘Bokuhan' (ICR-1781) by unkown pollen in 2007, first flowering in 2016. Plant: growth habit upright and dense, medium growth rate; blooming in Portugal from November to February. Flower: medium 9 x 5 cm, anemone form, dark red outer petals with compact and upright petaloids (RSH2007 46A), internal petaloids streaked white, reddish stigma, occasionally with few stamens. Floriferous. Blooms fall whole when spent. Leaf: medium 10,5 x 4,5 cm, dark green (RSH2007 139A), keeled, curling distinctly, lanceolate, acuminate apex, serrated; new growth reddish bronze and leaves petioles tinted red. Story: in 2022 the Portuguese Camellia Association and the Institute of Portand Douro Wines promoted a Camellia Competition to create a Camellia 'Vinho do Porto' to celebrate Port Wine. This cultivar was selected by a Jury and a specimen has been planted at the Botanical Garden of the University of Porto (5 March 2023). Colour plate in Fugas, weekend magazine of the newspaper Público (18 March 2023).


Flower Size10-11 cm

Blooming Season11-2 Month Portugal