C.japonica 'Clarise Carlton' x
C. reticulata 'Chang's Temple'
T.Croson, California, 1968; introduced 1970
AM 1986, AGM (2002) 2012
Large shrub, slow growing initially outdoors.
Flowers: very large (to 12cm outdoors),semi double, and brilliant deep pink to red.
Early to mid season.
Foliage: shining reticulata type leaves Royalty is proving hardy outdoors in most
conditions in southern England, and may merit an H4 rating.
John Hilliard's garden, Crawley, Sussex
Photo: Mike Robinson
Tregothnan April 2008
Photo: Stephen Lyus