Mary Christian

Camellia x williamsii 'Mary Christian'
C.saluenensis x C.japonica J.C.Williams, Caerhays, Cornwall
(probably in the 1920s but the name was first published 1942)
AM 1942, FCCT 1977, (AGM 2002 removed 2012)
Vigorous and erect.
Flowers: small, pink (to 7.5cm); single and slightly trumpet shaped.
Foliage: smallish, mid green and semi-matt.
One of the first batch of williamsii's.
A parent of C.'Leonard Messel'.

Photo: Stephen Lyus
Location: Mount Edgcumbe