Camellia japonica ‘Amabilis’

Camellia Camellia ツバキ 椿 tsubaki

Sitting not far from the entrance gate, closer to the fence but visible from the path, this camellia blooms the end of April this year, with  white flowers and huge bunch of stamens.

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SJG • 4/24/12 – Camellia japonica ‘Amabilis’, Area C

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SJG • 4/24/12 – Camellia japonica ‘Amabilis’, flower

From Learn2growAn heirloom French cultivar, ‘Amabilis’ bears large single white flowers in late winter to early spring. It originated in the mid-1820s in Nantes, France, but little information remains on its origins. This cultivar is one of thousands of named selections and hybrids of Camellia japonica, a broadleaf evergreen shrub that has long been grown and treasured in its native East Asia. […]

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