Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Gem'

Family - Theaceae
Category - Shrub
Year of Introduction - 1970
Season of Interest - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Hardiness - H5
Height - 2.5m or more
Width - 2.5m or more
Location - The Woodland Walk

Description: A medium to large-sized Evergreen Shrub with a bushy, upright habit. Glossy dark green leaves are ovate to Elliptic in shape and have a leathery texture. White, Formal double Camellia flowers are produced from mid to late spring.

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Formal double Camellia flowers are pure white and produced on the upright branches in April and May.

Flower colour: White

Flower shape: Formal Double Camellia flowers

Flowering time: April, May


Glossy dark green leaves are Elliptic to ovate in shape. The leaves have a leathery texture and are Alternately arranged up the branches.

Foliage Senescence: Evergreen

Foliage Shape: Ovate to elliptic




Best in a sheltered position in full sun to partial shade in moisture-retentive soil that is well-drained. Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Gem' prefers a soil that is neutral to acidic.