Pure white, perfectly formed 3-4" flowers are held against the dark green foliage of this extremely popular Camellia. Nuccio's Gem flowers in early to midseason on a strong growing upright to rounded plant.
Camellias are the rose of winter in southern gardens, with their colorful blossoms held against deep rich green glossy foliage on a naturally upright to rounded evergreen shrub. Pick the flowers and float them in a bowl of water to bring their beauty indoors. Camellias prefer an acidic, humus rich soil with an organic mulch and average moisture. Once well-established they need little additional care and will continue to perform for years to come. Most Camellias do best where they get light shade or morning sun and the light filtered shade of pines seems to be perfect.
Spotted at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois on February 1, 2020.
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