Camellia japonica 'El Rojo'
The dark green leaves of this cultivar are reputed to be exceptionally tolerant of direct sunlight - a rare feature for C. japonica. First blooming in 1961 and introduced in 1973, 'El Rojo' is still quite new to us; we'll have more info soon!
» Bloom color, form, size: Bright red, rose-form to formal double, medium (3-4")
» Bloom period (NC): Mid spring (March)
» Growth rate, habit: Moderate, upright
» Zones: 7b-9
» Parentage: Chance seedling