Camellia japonica 'Tama-no-ura'
This unique plant was discovered in the wild by a charcoal burner. The medium red flowers have a prominent white edge. 'Tama-no-ura' has been successfully crossed with various Camellia species- a high percentage of this plant's progeny appear with the white picotee edge characteristic of Nuccio's "Tama" series.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 7a
Growth: Vigorous, upright/open
Blooms (NC): Feb to Mar
Bloom size: Small, 2.5 to 3 inches