Notes on Area 10
I have redrawn the map for Area 10. The old map was pretty inaccurate and for some reason was drawn looking downhill, which seems counter-intuitive to me.
There are Camellia species here but in truth, only a few are really thriving. Many of the plants are varieties of the winter flowering “sasanquas”, plus a few other odds and ends that seemed to fit in better here than elsewhere.
Some plants are newly planted and not flowering yet, others are not thriving and don’t seem likely to flower any time soon.
The area has suffered from trees falling and causing extensive damage. Parts of it are very wet, parts very deeply shaded in summer.
C. caudata fell over in early 2017. It is still alive and hopefully will live long enough to be propagated. In 2018 it was stood up and staked and by August was making new growth.
‘Dawn’ 10-005. It would seem that this is correctly called C. x vernalis ‘Ginryû’. It bears a close similarity in both flower and leaf to the plant at 3C-025 which is wrongly identified as C. pitardii. 10-005 appears to be virus infected, with yellow blotches on its leaves, which 3C-025 lacks, and the latter is much more free flowering.
‘Fuyajo’ is a synonym for ‘Kon-wabisuke’, described as a blackish red, small sized single. This appears to be something else. It is not a sasanqua either, flowering in spring.
10-017. This is not ‘Hikarugenji’.
10-034 ‘Narumigata’ is in fact two different varieties planted together. The one higher up the slope is ‘Narumigata’, the other is very like ‘Rainbow’ in its flowers but the leaf is quite different from the four nearby plants of ‘Rainbow’.
10-036 ‘Navajo’ has died and been removed (2018) It was flat on the ground and badly strimmer damaged well before it died.
10-057 ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ is actually ‘Hugh Evans’ and needs relabeling.
10-019 ‘Hiryu’ was the name used for ‘Kanjiro’ in Australia and I have a strong suspicion this is in fact C. hiemalis ‘Kanjiro’.
10-029 ‘Kyô nishiki’. To avoid confusion with other cultivars using the same name, this is now known as ‘Higo-kyônishiki’.
Two new plants were added early in 2018. 10-076 is labelled ‘Hemshowa-no-sakae’ but is correctly ‘Showa-no-sakae’. 10-077 is an unidentified species that looks similar to but not identical to 10-060 taliensis.