Geographic origins: California.
Discovered by: Nuccio's Nursery, 1965.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 10 metres, width up to 5 metres.
Foliage: Evergreen, shiny green.
Type of soil: Not chalky and well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C.
Exposure: Partial shade or full sun, sheltered from cold winds.
Characteristics and uses:
The Japanese Camellia 'Nuccio's Gem' has very beautiful shiny green foliage that bears perfectly formed pure white flowers. Flowering occurs from March through to May. To increase the number of flowers from year to year, it is a good idea to water the Japanese Camellia from April through to September. The Camellia 'Nuccio's Gem' is very tolerant of pruning once the flowering period is over.
The Japanese Camellia 'Nuccio's Gem' is happy either planted as a lone specimen in the garden or in a border with other peat loving plants. Avoid exposure to cold winds. It is also very beautiful when grown in a pot or planter on your balcony against either a trellis or a wall.
Other Japanese Camellia:
Japanese Camellia 'Black Lace', small overlapping flowers in soft crimson red
Japanese Camellia 'Debbie', large semi double flowers in a satin rose colour with deep pink veins
Japanese Camellia 'Margaret Davis', double iridescent white flowers with bright pink crimps
Japanese Camellia 'Nuccio's Cameo', large overlapping flowers that are light azalea pink
Japanese Camellia 'Nuccio's Jewel', light pink petals with hints of salmon in the centre, surrounded by orchid pink edges
Japanese Camellia 'Tom Knudsen', dark soft red peony-flowered shape
See the entire Japanese Camellia catalogue
See the entire Camellia catalogue