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Camellia 'Nobilissima'



Archive entry 01.01.17

24th March 2007


The commonest of the pure white doubles. It is a sturdy grower with good looking rounded shiny leaves. It can be quite perfect in flower, but the slightest breath of cold air will mark the petals, and an overnight chill will turn them brown in the ugliest way imagineable.
If you have the patience, it is improved by picking off the brown flowers. If you haven't got the patience, a good shaking will dislodge most of them.

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7th March 2015


Probably a very old Japanese cultivar, it may be one of the original introductions by Siebold. It has been recorded in Europe for a couple of centuries but beyond that details are confused and often conflicting.