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Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Gem'

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 22 April 2020 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

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.

NIKON D7000 1/45 second F/6.7 ISO 250 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


22 Apr 2020 5:17am

By Marie from Entre Bretagne et montagnes, France


22 Apr 2020 5:17am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

This is just perfect, Steven. What a lovely way to start the day, seeing this

22 Apr 2020 5:18am

yoshimiparis from France

this flower is pure beauty

22 Apr 2020 5:55am

jpla from Anjou, France

Magnifique prise

22 Apr 2020 7:00am

jean pierre from Paris, France

superbe prise!! amts

22 Apr 2020 7:53am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Very well captured Steven. 5*

22 Apr 2020 8:16am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


22 Apr 2020 8:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful symmetry

22 Apr 2020 8:46am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a beautiful white camelia.
You won't see them here soon.

22 Apr 2020 9:04am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful flower. Perfect...

22 Apr 2020 9:07am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Formed and phtographied !

22 Apr 2020 10:11am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


22 Apr 2020 11:40am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, wow, so gorgeous !!!

22 Apr 2020 11:46am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Quelle belle régularité des pétales...

22 Apr 2020 12:16pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful and superb white .

22 Apr 2020 12:28pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice white beauty.

22 Apr 2020 1:11pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

une belle fleur

22 Apr 2020 1:49pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

How gorgeous this is

22 Apr 2020 2:49pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique blancheur r et image quel fleur et cet enroulement de pétales grandiose
Belle soirée

22 Apr 2020 3:16pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

This is gorgeous...

22 Apr 2020 3:25pm

Willy from Belgium

quelle belle fleur blanche Steven


22 Apr 2020 3:37pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such a pure bloom

22 Apr 2020 4:20pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

the perfection...

22 Apr 2020 6:00pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


22 Apr 2020 6:01pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Gorgeous flower and perfect white .

22 Apr 2020 6:02pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Vraiment parfaite cette fleur de camélia Steven.
Belle géométrie !... :))

22 Apr 2020 7:41pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Une blancheur étonnante !

22 Apr 2020 7:56pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An excellent close up of this beautiful flower.

22 Apr 2020 7:56pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Very nice flower.

22 Apr 2020 10:11pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Stunning flower.

22 Apr 2020 10:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The pristine whites and dark greens are a delight. A wonderful capture.

22 Apr 2020 10:42pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

the center looks like a pearl; you have maintained detail across the brilliant white

23 Apr 2020 12:31am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Absolutely gorgeous. It is perfectly stunning! 5*

23 Apr 2020 1:44am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

What a stunning blossom! It's absolutely perfect!

23 Apr 2020 1:47am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Il est vraiment superbe ce camélia ..merci pour ce partage

23 Apr 2020 5:35am

fereshteh. from mashhad, Iran

So beautiful

24 Apr 2020 6:35am

Remus from Portugal

Sublime whiteness.
Excellent close up of this beautiful camellia.

24 Apr 2020 2:25pm

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

un très beau camélia….trop belle fleur

24 Apr 2020 3:49pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nature is truly a marvel.

25 Apr 2020 3:10am

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Nature is so perfect! Great one!

25 Apr 2020 2:55pm