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Martha Norwood

(C. japonica)

Non-extinct

American Camellia Yearbook, 1966, p.95, Reg. No.841: A 10 year old chance seedling that first bloomed 1959; originated by C. Dewey Norwood, Thomasville, Georgia, USA. Growth is upright, vigorous and medium with dark green leaves, 6 cm x 4.5 cm. The flower is large, 13-15 cm across and 5-6 cm deep, semi-double with 10-12 large petals, of heavy texture and a compact, central ring of golden stamens, 3.8 cm long. Flower similar to 'R.L. Wheeler' but darker. Blooms early to mid-season. Sport: Martha Norwood Variegated. Chinese synonym 'Masa'.

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