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Nuccio's Gem

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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1970

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental


Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Gem'

Chinese Name:牛西奥美玉

Japanese Name



Niuxiao Meiyu  Gao, Jiyin, Ltr, 30 July 1990. Chinese synonym for Nuccio’s Gem.

Noccious Gem  Baroncourt Nurseries Catalogue, 1986-1987, p.2. Orthographic error for Nuccio’s Gem.

Nuccio's Grm  Duncan & Davies (UK) Catalogue, 1986. Orthographic error for Nuccio’s Gem.

纽西欧白玉  朱国栋,2009,台湾茶花Camellias700, p.244.

纽西欧珠宝  新竹市茶花产销班目录,2002-2006, p.32, N3.

2 show +


» English Description

Nuccio’s Nurseries Catalogue, 1970: #6506: Large formal double. White, Early to mid-season. American Camellia Yearbook, 1979, p.109, Reg. No.1531: A medium to large, white formal double C.japonica chance seedling that blooms early to mid-season; originated by Nuccio’s Nurseries, Altadena, California, USA. The 13 year old seedling first bloomed 1965, Average flower size, 9-11 cm across. Plant growth is upright, dense and rapid with dark green leaves, 8 cm x 5 cm. Received the ‘Margarete Hertrich Award’, 1973 and the ‘Illges Medal’ in 1979; also the ‘William E. Woodroof Camellia Hall of Fame Award’ in 1981. See colour photos p.107, Macoboy, 1981, The Dictionary of Camellias in Colour; front cover, SCCS., 1970. The Camellia Review, vol.32, No.1; front cover, New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1983, vol.XIII, No.1. Orthographic errors: ‘Noccious Gem’, ‘Nuccio’s Grm’. Chinese synonym: Niuxiao Meiyu’. This cultivar was awarded  as an AGM (Award of Garden Merit) plant by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993 at H5 rate (hardy: cold winter; -15°C to -10°C).

» Chinese Description

紐西歐白玉Nuccio's GemC. japonica),陈丽惠2013年《山茶花谱台湾情》第228页,白、完全重瓣、中~大轮、早~中花,1970年美國發表。高继银、苏玉华、胡羡聪,2007. 《国内外茶花名种识别与欣赏》,第171页。美国加利福尼亚州Nuccio’s Nurseries Inc.苗圃培育。花白色,完全重瓣型,中到大型花,花瓣呈覆瓦状排列整齐,先端尖,边缘略皱,花朵稠密。叶片浓绿色,椭圆形,光亮,植株立性,生长旺盛。花期早至中。

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.199. Nuccio's Gem 纽西欧白玉(C. japonica)红山茶。1970,美国加州AltadenaNuccio种苗园。13年自然实生苗、初花1965年。完全形、白色、中~大轮(9~11x3.5~4cm)、花期12~2月、树性直立、浓密、长势强。Nuccio's Gem—蔡福贵,1984,茶花,p.163, No.210.80.  Nuccio's Gem (纽西欧白玉)一朱国栋,2009,台湾茶花Camellias700, p.244. Nuccio's Gem (纽西欧珠宝)一新竹市茶花产销班目录,2002-2006, p.32, N3. Nuccio's Gem (纽西耳珍宝)_茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.19/28, No.302. Nuccio's Gem (牛西奥美玉)一高继银,1998,世界名贵茶花,p.70, No.4.


Flower Size9-11 cm

Blooming Season12-2 Month United States