Accepted name: Camellia petelotii var. petelotii
Mostly a shrub to 3 m or so tall with pale bark. Leaves narrow oblong to lanceolate, leathery, mostly 12-16 cm long, 3-5 cm wide, tip long pointed, base wedge-shaped. Bracts 5, yellow-green. Flowers 3-4 cm wide, waxy, pure yellow; stalks 1-1.5 cm long. Petals 8-10. Style 3-4 lobed. Fruits to 5 cm wide, warty surfaced. [C. chrysantha (Hu) Tuyama]
First reported in 1965, seeds were released to the west in 1979 (Australia in 1980).
It is a species on which many breeding experiments are now centred to develop what would undoubtedly be extremely popular yellow flowers.
Grafted specimens may be vigorous although flowering may be poor.
Large leaves; brilliant yellow flowers.
Source: (1997). Camellia. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.