Adolphe Audusson AGM

Camellia japonica 'Adolphe Audusson'
Parentage not recorded
1877 named after A .Audusson from Angers, France.
AM 1934, FCC 1956, AGM (1969, 1993, 2002) 2012
Medium growing, forming a dense shrub.
Flowers: large (to 11cm) semi-double, with a boss of stamens; imbricated dark red.
Mid season.
Foliage: glossy dark green.
Identifiable in the autumn by its heavy but infertile fruiting.
Slow to flower as a small plant but still perhaps the best 'beginners' red. Very hardy.

Photo: John Archer