Squadron Leader Austin?

mlb86September 7, 2012

Camellia Forest Nursery recently updated it's website. They are offering a new Camellia japonica cultivar named Squadron Leader Austin. So far there is no photo or description on the website. I tried a Google search but had no luck. Does anybody know anything about this variety that you can share with us? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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I would contact Camellia Forest Nursery.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 8:55AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's Squadron Leader Astin, named for Dr. P.C. Astin of Carrollton, Ga. According to the American Camellia Society (from where this information is from), it was first selected in 1985 and listed by the ACS in a list published after their 1996 yearbook publication. So, this chance seedling cultivar isn't exactly 'new '.

It's described as an upright, dense grower with small, white, semi-double flowers.

If you can't find that website, I'll attach a link later tonight. I never did find any pictures on line.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2012 at 6:56PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Attached is the ACS yearbook publication as promised.

Here is a link that might be useful: click here

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 2:26PM
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Thanks so much for the link and the information rhizo. I really appreciate it.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 8:59AM
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