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Camellia japonica ‘Rotundifolia’

A cultivar of Camellia japonica L., ‘Rotundifolia’ has single red flowers.  [LBC no.1112/1826].

Horticultural & Botanical History

It was raised by Loddiges’ Nursery some time prior to 1826.  ‘We raised the plant from seed some years since; it is a good flowering variety, and when blooming in perfection last April, possessed great beauty.  The leaves are particularly round and of a deep green.’  [LBC no.1112/1826].  FC p.186/1835.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.257/1843].


Published Jul 01, 2009 - 04:19 PM | Last updated Aug 10, 2011 - 03:36 PM

Figured is a camellia with single red flowers and a large central bunch of stamens.  Loddiges Botanical Cabinet no.1112, 1826.

Camellia japonica 'Rotundifolia' | LBC no.1112/1826 | RBGS


Family Theaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Camellia japonica rotundifolia 


Confidence level high