Nuccio's Pearl Camellia
Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Pearl'
Pronunciation: kuh-MEE-lee-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
|Description||Spectacular, fully double blooms with pure white petals edged with an orchid pink blush. Flowers make a dazzling contrast against the glossy, dark green foliage. Adds an elegant, formal appearance to any garden. A mid-season bloomer. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late Winter to Spring|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide; larger with age.|
|Special Features||Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier|
|Design Ideas||Use in a protected place in the garden, such as an east facing entryway, and be rewarded with handsome evergreen foliage and elegant winter blooms. Both the blooms and foliage are fine additions to indoor winter cut flower arrangements. Dress up a wall or garage as a shrub or train as an espalier for a formal look. Beautiful as a foundation plant, in a container or as part of a Zen tranquility garden.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||The outstanding, formal blooms on this Camellia pair best with other garden classics such as Boxwood hedges, Juniper topiaries from Monrovia's Italianate Collection, as well as fragrant Gardenias. To stay true to its Asian heritage, plant with Hydrangea, Azalea, Heavenly Bamboo, Japanese Maple, Dogwood and Lily of the Valley.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10
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