Ernest F. Beale, Sr.

Ernest F. Beale, Sr.

Ernest F. Beale, Sr.

Species japonica
Variety Ernest F. Beale, Sr.
Bloom Color deep coral-pink
Bloom Size medium to large
Bloom Season early to mid-season
Growth Habit spreading growth
Growth Rate average
Originator/Registered By/Propagator Ernest F. Beale, Sr.; propagated by John B. Talley of Wilmington, North Carolina
Year Originated first bloomed 1970
Place of Origination Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Seed Parent chance seedling
Link http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/dbwin.php?pippo=5886
ACS Registration Number 2593
Age/First Bloom/Introduced This 38-year old C. japonica chance seedling first bloomed in 1970.
General Bloom The deep coral-pink, semidouble flower with yellow anthers and white filaments has white, very fine edging on, or around, the pink petals. Flowers are long lasting with consistent form. Blooms measure 4 x 2 1/4 inches with 12 petals and 3 petaloids untreated and 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches with 12 petals and 4 petaloids.
Plant & Leaves Plant is spreading with average growth rate. Has landscape possibilities. Flowers fall in one piece. Dark green leaves are 3 x 1 1/4 inches.