Camellia japonica Nuccio’s Gem Camellia japonica Nuccio’s Gem Camellia japonica Nuccio’s Gem
Camellia japonica Nuccio’s Gem
Camellia japonica Nuccio’s Gem
Camellia japonica Nuccio’s Gem

Camellia japonica 'Nuccio’s Gem'

Beautifully layered blooms to brighten up your winter garden
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
  • Create fabulous early display of simply stunning spring flowers.
  • White double blooms of delicately layered petals.
  • Easy to grow, the key to success is they need acidic soils - like Rhododendrons
  • Neat and upright growing habit, they will look perfect in pots!
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 15cm pot, ready to pot or plant out.
15cm Pot - Item: 511246
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Product Description

One of the nation's favourite early spring plants, Camellias are, when given the right conditions, very straightforward and problem free.

Camellia Japonica 'Nuccio's Gem' will provide your garden with the most fabulous displays of flowers when almost every other plant is still asleep for winter. Clusters of gorgeous white blooms that are made up of neatly layered pointed petals. Perfect for growing in pots, they have a dense and upright growing habit with glossy green leaves.

The key to success with Camellias is they need acidic soils - like Rhododendrons. This means they can easily be grown in pots in ericaceous composts, and provided they are fed with specialist ericaceous feed, will provide many years of colour and interest.

They are evergreen, and their neat, shiny, tough leaves will provide a backdrop to other plants all year. Flower buds start swelling late the previous summer, and keep getting bigger all autumn and winter, until they burst open in early spring. The flowers can be caught by frosts when they are opening, but the buds are generally fine, and the plant is totally hardy and tough.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence and it will return year after year getting bigger and better for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant in a 15cm pot, ready to pot on or plant out.

What Is Supplied

Item 511246 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant in a 15cm pot, ready to pot on or plant out.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Early morning sun will damage frost-covered buds, so be sure to plant in dappled shade where the sun doesn't get to the plant until late morning.

Care Guide

  • To prevent damage to the buds and flowers protect from cold, dry winds and early morning sun.
  • Water established plants in dry weather to prevent bud drop, especially in the summer months when the buds are forming out of sight.
  • Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June and mulch annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mold.
  • After flowering, lightly trim or prune any branches that spoil the appearance of the plant.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
400cm
300cm
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Camellia japonica 'Nuccio’s Gem'
Camellia japonica 'Nuccio’s Gem'
15cm Pot
Item: 511246
RRP £34.99
Deal Price £29.99
Save: £5.00 - 14%