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Yobukodori (Kantō)

Last Updated:2022/1/18 10:38:32 By:Sueo Takano

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1859

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Yobukodori (Kantō)'

Chinese Name

Japanese Name:呼子鳥(関東) よぶこどり(かんとう)



» English Description

Kasuya, Kamegorō,1859, Tsubaki Irohanayose Irotsuki, as one of the three birds with Miyakodori and Inaoi-dori. Itō, Ko’emon, 1879, Chinkashū: Pale pink, small, single. Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, pl.90, description, p.150; JCS, 1972, Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, 1972, vol.I, pl.42, p.297: Pale pink, medium size, single of 5-6, rounded, emarginate petals, waved and crinkled. Stamens in a central column, yellow anthers, white filaments joined for lower third. Leaves elliptic, deep green, apex acute. Originated in Japan. See colour photos & descriptions: Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1980, Senchinshū, pp.161, 256; p.90, Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka. The variety that reached USA is a different clone from the Chūgai Nursery. See entry above under ‘Yobiko-dori’. The name translates as ‘calling nestling’ and has often appeared in ancient Japanese poems. It is also the name of the Japanese cuckoo and is one of the famous camellias in Japan of the Edo era. Different reading: ‘Yobikodori’. Corruptions of name: ‘Yobuku Dori’, ‘Yobeki-dori’, ‘Yobiho-dori’, ‘Yobiki Dori’. See: JCS, 1969, Tsubaki, No.7, pp.35, 37.

» Japanese Description

  文化出版局. 1975. 《現代椿名鑑》. P.239.  淡交社.1989. 《日本の椿花》..90.     ガーデンラィフ編集部. 1980. 《原色日本の椿写真集千椿集》. 誠文堂新光社. 写/p.161、文/p.256.    日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.51. 江戸產. [花]極淡桃色、一重、ラッパ咲き、筒しベ、小~中輪、4~5月。[葉]長楕円、小形。[樹]立性。[来歴]1859年の「椿伊呂波名寄色附」に載る、明治以来三鳥の一つ。写/桐野、文/編集委員会


Flower Size8-10 cm

Blooming Season United States