Julius Nuccio Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Julius Nuccio' PP #27,224
|Description||Large whorls of intense crimson red petals surrounding yellow centers form semi-double blooms in late winter. The stunning flowers create a dazzling contrast to the glossy, emerald green foliage on a sturdy, dense, upright shrub. A wonderful flowering evergreen for use in woodland borders, foundation plantings, or as a hedge plant.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late winter to early spring|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing, to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; slowly larger with age.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Be sure to keep this beauty in viewing distance in patio beds, containers or decorating the foundation plantings around your house. Great as an espalier to cover walls. If set back in a woodland setting, plant in mass and complement with low growing perennials. A wonderful specimen in Asian gardens and believed to bring wealth if planted at the entrance to your home, as are other red flowering plants.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Azalea (Azalea); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Maple (Acer); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)|
|Care||Provide organically rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with an acid fertilizer after flowering.|
|Lore||Camellias are native to eastern and southern Asia. C. japonica was imported into the Philippines but is native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The genus Camellia was named by Carolus Linnaeus who named it for a Jesuit missionary Georg Kamel, who cultivated an important garden of local medicinal plants on the Philippine Island of Luzon in the 17th century. Red camellias are a symbol of wealth and white Camellias signify loveliness. Camellias represent longevity and faithfulness and have long been a primary floral component in Asian weddings.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10
We cannot currently ship this product to your zip code.
No Retailers found within 50 miles of your zipcode
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly
100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.