Elegant Beauty AGM

Camellia x williamsii 'Elegant Beauty'
C.saluensis x
C.japonica 'Elegans'
Les Jury, New Zealand, 1962.
AM 1934, FCC 1956, AGM (1969, 2002) 2012
Medium growing, forming a dense shrub.
Flowers: 10-12 cm, anemone-form, peony-form in some conditions, with rich pink petals with dark veining.
Mid to late.
Foliage: 7.5 x 4 cm, glossy dark green; young growth is bronze.
Vigorous, open and upright.
Particularly successful for training on walls, which uses its rather leggy habit to the best advantage; left unpruned,
it forms a large, rounded bush with cascading branches