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Camellia japonica 'Nobilissima' - Shrub - 3lt

Camellia japonica 'Nobilissima' - Shrub - 3lt

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The Camellia japonica 'Nobilissima' is a striking variety of camellia known for its exquisite blooms and elegant appearance. 'Nobilissima' is distinguished by its large, pure white flowers, which are semi-double to peony-formed, showcasing a delicate yet captivating structure. The blooms typically appear in late winter to early spring, creating a stunning contrast against the dark green, glossy foliage that characterises this plant. Each flower can measure up to 10-12 cm in diameter, and the petals are often slightly ruffled, adding to their charm.

The foliage of the Camellia japonica 'Nobilissima' is equally attractive, consisting of leathery, deep green leaves that provide year-round interest. These leaves are elliptical and serrated, offering a lush backdrop to the plant's beautiful flowers. The overall growth habit of 'Nobilissima' is upright and dense, making it an excellent choice for hedges, screens, or as a standalone specimen.

In terms of cultivation, 'Nobilissima' prefers acidic, well-drained soil and benefits from a sheltered location with dappled shade. It is advisable to protect the plant from harsh, direct sunlight and strong winds, which can damage the delicate blooms and leaves. Regular watering and mulching help maintain optimal soil conditions and promote healthy growth.

This camellia variety is relatively low-maintenance but may require occasional pruning to shape and remove any dead or damaged branches. 'Nobilissima' is also known for its longevity, often thriving for decades with proper care.

  • Common Name

    Japanese Camellia ‘Nobilissima'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    large, pure white, semi-double to peony-formed

  • Foliage

    oval, glossy, leathery, dark green leaves

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, upright

Preferred Location


North–facing or East–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid and neutral, full shade, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


early spring


all year



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