Camellia japonica 'The Czar'

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Camellia japonica 'The Czar'
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A flower of the original plant in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.
Species Camellia japonica
Cultivar 'The Czar'[1]
Origin Melbourne, Australia

Camellia japonica 'The Czar' is a camellia cultivar that originated in Australia.

The cultivar grows to a height of 2 metres and has large, light crimson, semi-double flowers.[2]

The plant was thought to have originated from a seedling selected by landscape gardener Neil Breslin of Camberwell, Victoria. Following Breslin's death in 1912, Hodgins Nurseries purchased all the stock plants from his daughter, aside from the original shrub which was thought to be too large to be moved.[3] This plant was eventually relocated to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne in 1952.[4]


  1. ^ "Camellia japonica 'The Czar'". RHS Plant Finder. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Camellia 'The Czar'". The International Camellia Society. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  3. ^ Eben Gowrie Waterhouse; Paul Jones (artist.) (1952). Camellia trail. Ure Smith. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Brightness in Winter.". The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 1 August 1953. p. 31. Retrieved 17 January 2013.