Camellia japonica 'Tom Knudsen'
Dark-red flowers with deeper veining. Flowers from late-winter to early-spring. Peony-form double flowers. Compact, upright-grower.
10 Year Size
Taxonomy and Etymology
Family: Theaceae, tea family, a family of flowering trees and shrubs. Most but not all species are native to China and East Asia.
Genus: Camellia, camellia (Latinised), named by Carl Linnaeus (1707 - 1778) after the botanist Georg Joseph Kamel (1661 - 1706), who worked in the Philippines and described a species of camellia. Commonly known as camellia, a genus of flowering plants native to eastern and southern Asia.
Species: Camellia japonica, jāpōnica (Latin, adjective), meaning 'Japanese, of or relating to Japan', in reference to this species being first described by Engelbert Kaempfer (1651 - 1716) while he was in Japan. Carl Linnaeus (1707 - 1778) gave the specific epithet japonica to this species in 1753. In the wild, this species is not only found in Japan, but also in China, Taiwan, and Korea.
Cultivar: Camellia japonica 'Tom Knudsen'
Common Name: Camellia
Description and Features
Description: Dark-red flowers with deeper veining. Flowers from late-winter to early-spring. Peony-form double flowers. Compact, upright-grower.
Uses: Hedging and screening, Attracts bees
Winter Foliage: Evergreen