Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
Ceratopetalum gummiferum 'Johanna's Christmas' originated from a batch of seed sown in the garden of Brian and Carol Roach in about 1980. The applicants Brian and Carol Roach of Westleigh, Sydney named this cultivar 'Johannas Christmas' after their daughter who died of cancer in June 1994.
This cultivar is a dwarf form of Ceratopetalum gummiferum. It is a small, dense shrub ca. 1m tall x 1m wide. The white flowers appear between October and January and as they die off, the calyx of each flower turns red.
As for C. gummiferum except for its dwarf habit (1m x 1m).
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1997
Flowers: close to 180B/C
Leaves upper: 137A
Leaves lower: 191B (nearest)
Reported to be drought hardy. Cultivar is in restricted number because of the difficulties in propagation.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC932; ACRA902: CANB627203
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 14 January 2004