Geographic origins: California.
Discovered by: Nuccio's Nursery, 1974.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 10 metres, width up to 5 metres.
Foliage: Evergreen, mat green and upright form.
Type of soil: Not chalky and well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to -14°C.
Exposure: Partial shade or full sun, sheltered from cold winds.
Characteristics and uses:
The Japanese Camellia 'Nuccio's Jewel' has very originally colured flowers. The light pink petals with hints of salmon in the centre are surrounded by orchid pink edges. Flowering is between March to May. To increase the number of flowers from year to year, it is a good idea to water the plant from April through to September. The Camellia 'Nuccio's Jewel' is very tolerant of pruning once the flowering period is over.
The Japanese Camellia 'Nuccio's Jewel', is an elegant plant with green foliage and compact shape. It is happy either planted as a lone specimen in the garden or in a border with other peat loving plants. 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 Gem', pure white flowers
Japanese Camellia 'Tom Knudsen', dark soft red peony-flowered shape
See the entire Japanese Camellia catalogue
See the entire Camellia catalogue