A fabulous breakthrough in camellia breeding, Les Jury of the famous New Zealand plant breeding family has created a quite unusual camellia. Using the species Camellia nitidissima syn chrysantha, he developed a flower with yellow petaloid stamens in the center surrounded by white petals. The resulted in a very unique flower that is still super popular today, 45 years after its introduction. Blooming from mid winter into early spring, this plant will be 6-8 ft tall in 10 years, and has dark-green shiny leaves. Hardy to zone 7.