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Camellia japonica cv GENERAL COLETTI 50-90cm

Camellia japonica cv GENERAL COLETTI 50-90cm

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Plant Description

Camellia japonica cv. 'General Colletti' is a cultivar of Camellia japonica, a species widely celebrated for its beautiful, ornamental flowers and glossy, evergreen foliage. The history of the 'General Colletti' cultivar, like many specialized garden plants, is intertwined with the broader history of camellia cultivation, which dates back centuries, particularly in East Asia. Camellias were introduced to Europe in the 18th century, where they quickly became symbols of elegance and sophistication in gardens and estates.

The specific origins of the 'General Colletti' cultivar are less widely documented in readily available sources, which is common with many specialized plant cultivars. The naming convention suggests it may have been named in honor of a person, possibly a breeder, patron, or figure associated with its selection or notable introduction to cultivation. This practice is common in horticulture to commemorate individuals who have made significant contributions to the development or discovery of a particular plant variety.

Camellia japonica cultivars have been developed over the years through selective breeding practices, aimed at enhancing certain desirable traits such as flower size, color, petal arrangement, and blooming period. The 'General Colletti' cultivar is noted for its striking deep red to maroon flowers, which are large and often feature a double or semi-double arrangement of petals. This suggests that it was selected for its ornamental qualities, likely from a breeding program or as a chance seedling that exhibited exceptional characteristics.

Given the rarity and specific qualities of the 'General Colletti' camellia, it is possible that it originated from a specialized camellia nursery or from the efforts of a dedicated camellia enthusiast or breeder. These individuals and organizations often play crucial roles in the preservation and propagation of rare and exquisite cultivars, ensuring their survival and availability for future generations to enjoy.

Without more specific historical documentation, the precise origins of the 'General Colletti' camellia remain somewhat enigmatic, adding to its allure and mystique among camellia collectors and enthusiasts. Its presence in gardens and collections serves as a testament to the beauty and diversity that selective breeding and cultivation practices have brought to the world of camellias.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show flower of adult plant , the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description like the one in picture 2.

Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

Botanical family: Theaceae

Botanical genus: Camellia

Botanical species: Camellia japonica


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