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Camellia japonica ‘Double red’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L. Possibly a Camden Park cultivar subsequently named and appearing elsewhere in the catalogues or in William Macarthur’s note books.  No more detailed description is extant.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

This variety was only listed in the catalogues in 1843 and 1845.

See also Camellia japonica cv. ‘like Waratah’.


Published Jul 04, 2009 - 04:24 PM | Last updated Sep 05, 2011 - 05:29 PM

Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Unknown but possibly China

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica var.  double red

Confidence level low