Japanese Camellia 'Nuccio's Jewel' - Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Jewel' (latin)
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.