Julius Nuccio Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Julius Nuccio' PP #27,224

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00932
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.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationkuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
LoreCamellias 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing, to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; slowly larger with age.
Bloom TimeLate Winter to Early Spring
Design IdeasBe 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley (Pieris); Azalea (Azalea); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Maple (Acer); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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