Camellia x vernalis

Family Theaceae
Scientific name Camellia x vernalis (Makino) Makino
Synonyms none
Common name (Japanese common name) haru-sazanka [spring sasanqua]
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) garden plants
(Other nations) none
Chromosomal number 2n=30
Description Flowers red or pink, flowering in December to April. Evergreen. Arbors.
Reference Camellia x vernalis (Makino) Makino
Distinctive Traits of Camellia vernalis, C. sasanqua and C. japonica Detected by the Interaction of Pollen Grains in Mixed Pollen Culture
Note Camellia x vernalis is regarded as a hybrid of Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. However many authors believe that Camellia x vernalis is not a natural hybrid, but an artificial hybrid.
There are many cultivars of Camellia x vernalis. The most famous cultivar plant is Camellia x vernalis cv. Kamakura-Shibori.
Camellia x vernalis (Makino) Makino is not a synonym of Camellia sasanqua Thunberg.

cv. Hoshi-hiryu cv. Egao
February 2007
at Ibaraki Prefecture Botanical Garden
February 2007
at Ibaraki Prefecture Botanical Garden