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|Positive ||attila ||On Mar 12, 2013, attila from Acworth, GA wrote:
There's a mistake on the bloom time for this plant. It blooms for me in mid-to-late winter, not in mid-summer. Just thought I would clarify this.
|Positive ||gordomondragon ||On May 16, 2007, gordomondragon from Edgewater, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:
Bought two of these last spring thinking they were zone 6. Planted in shady area, acidic soil. They grew a lot and set a lot of buds. I expected fall bloom so in the spring when they were unopened I pulled off most of them. Glad I left a few because after that they opened with little trace of the crispy brown balls they were before.
We had a mild winter with a few major snows. We're generally protected from strong or continuous wind in the winter.
Replanted them to where they get more light and now, May 16, they're aggressively sending out new shoots. Beds are probably acidic, being under "weed" maples and oaks for decades.
The flowers are lovely, very camellia like.
|Neutral ||berrygirl ||On Mar 17, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Camellia 'Nuccio's Pearl' CAMELLIA EG (z8) (Cut)
Double rose-like flowers, white tinged pink like an opal or pearl, grace this elegant 4-6'evergreen in late-spring; compact habit & lovely flowers: a delight. PSh/M/acid
|Neutral ||Weezingreens ||On Nov 21, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:
Camellia japonica is a member of the tea family and is native to China. It has become quite popular in the Southeastern United States. The shrub has a formal oval to pyramidal shape. Its deep green, glossy leaves are 2-4 inches long, elliptical in shape, and serrated along the edges. The blooms of 'Nuccio's Pearl' are pure white with an edging of pinkish orchid and resemble a rose.
Camellias benefit from low pH soil, so it is beneficial to add an acidic fertilizer after flowering. During the first season of transplanting, apply regular watering to establish a good root system. Camilleas grow slowly and their root systems are shallow, so apply a deep layer of mulch to keep them cool. They prefer filtered sunlight.
To propagate, start semi-ripe cuttings dipped in a root hormone or air-layer.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
San Francisco, California
Simi Valley, California
Edgewater, New Jersey
Raleigh, North Carolina
Conway, South Carolina
Simpsonville, South Carolina