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Camellia Japonica (Adolphe) - Leslie Greenwood - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W

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Camellia Japonica (Adolphe) - Leslie Greenwood - Framed Print - 16"H x 12"W

Camellia japonica (the Japanese camellia) is one of the best known species of the Camellia. Sometimes called the Rose of winter. It is the official state flower of Alabama.

The genus Camellia was named after a Jesuit priest and botanist named Georg Kamel. The specific epithet japonica was given to the species by Carl Linnaeus in 1753 because Engelbert Kaempfer was the first to give a description of the plant while in Japan.

The camellia was first brought to the West in 1692 by Engelbert Kaempfer, Chief Surgeon to the Dutch East India Company. He brought details of over 30 varieties back from Asia. Robert James of Essex, is thought to have brought back the first live camellia to England in 1739.

The "Adolphe Audusson" is a cultivar which has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit


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