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.