Sir Eric Pearce

Camellia reticulata 'Sir Eric Pearce'
A chance seedling from C. reticulata "Buddha" that first flowered 1979.
Originated by Keith Ballard, Mount Waverly, Victoria, Australia.
Upright bush
Flowers: formal to formal double 15 cm across; light pink, darker towards the centre and lighter pink petal edges.
Leaves: 12.5 cm by 8 cm, glossy green with numerous serrations, dark red juvenile growth.

Location: SE Queensland, Australia
Photo: Roy Bilbie