Spindletop Centennial

Spindletop Centennial

Spindletop Centennial

Species japonica
Variety Spindletop Centennial
Bloom Color white
Bloom Size small
Bloom Season early to mid-season
Growth Habit upright and dense growth
Growth Rate average
Originator/Registered By/Propagator Hyman R. Norsworthy; propagated by Glenn Read of Lucedale, Mississippi, USA
Year Originated first bloomed 1993
Place of Origination Beaumont, Texas, USA
Pollen Parent (C. Japonica 'Elizabeth Boardman' x 'Mary Lilla Dumas')
Seed Parent C. japonica 'Yuki-Botan'
Link http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/dbwin.php?pippo=19310
ACS Registration Number 2516
Age/First Bloom/Introduced This ten-year old C. japonica from 'Yuki-Botan" x ('Elizabeth Boardman' x 'Mary Lillia Dumas') first bloomed in 1993.
General Bloom The white, formal double flower is fully imbricated but with 5-6 very small petaloids at center; 30-35 petals have heavy texture; flowers show consistent form and are suitable for exhibition. Flowers measure 2.75 x 1.75 inches untreated and 3.5 x 2 inches treated. Won Best Seedling in Houston 12/5/98.
Plant & Leaves Dense, upright, with average growth rate with possible landscape potentials. Blooms fall in one piece. Dark green leaves are 3.5 x 1.75 inches.