Camellia japonica ‘Leila’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Camden Park bred, seedling 45/52.  ‘Beautiful large white flower, two rows of outer petals large entire, undulated and inclined to be fimbriated, inner very numerous, crowded, erect, of yellow tint. Beautiful and new.  First flower very large, 4½ inches in diameter.’  William Macarthur.  [MP A2948-6].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First described in 1852, ‘Leila’ is not listed in the 1857 catalogue.  It was propagated by Hazlewood from a plant named ‘Leila’ surviving at Camden Park in 1945.  [TJSC].  


Published Jun 29, 2009 - 04:59 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 05:12 PM

More details about Camellia japonica ‘Leila’
Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

  • ‘Leila’ (Australia)
  • ‘Anemoniflora’ (Australia)
  • ‘Anemoniflora Alba’ (Australia)
  • ‘Narellan’


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica ‘Leila’ 

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