Camellia Camellia ツバキ 椿 tsubaki
This white camellia in Area B is best viewed from the Service Road – it is a spring bloomer, this year in April.
Interesting writeup on color description (search internet for pics – they are there) from Plant Lust: While this camellia is supposed to be pure white, it frequently sports blooms with flirty little pinkish-red stripes and spots. The medium to large flowers have swirled and fluted petals and, when fully open, the centers boast bright yellow stamens that shine against the white petals. Compact in habit, this plant blooms early to mid-season.
And here a full description of the plant and care needed from the BackyardGardener: Upright plant with large, semi-double, white blooms with swirled petals. Evergreen with glossy foliage. […]
Also, on Mike’s Garden Top 5 Plants: Camellia japonica ‘Finlandia’ (syn. ‘Finlandia Alba’, ‘White Jordan’) – A Japanese camellia with pure white semi-double blooms which often sport with reddish-pink streaks or stripes. The flowers are early to mid season, have tapered petals and contrasting golden stamens. Like most camellias, it is best pruned after flowering. Grows 8-10′ high. Zone 7.