Camellia 'Nicky Crisp'
Evergreen shrub with dense, erect growing habit. Glossy dark green, toothed leaves, 8.5 x 3.5 cm. Exquisite pale pink, semi-double, 11 cm wide flowers during winter and early spring. The golden anthers remain behind on the plant for a while after the flowers have turned brown and subsequently dropped. Originated in New Zealand as a hybrid of Camellia pitardii var. pitardii and Camellia japonica, first flowering in 1972.
Prefers a sheltered position in partial shade and well-drained acidic soil. Tolerates sun or shade. Does well in dappled shade under large trees, but is shallow-rooting (like other camellias) so may need watering during dry periods of the year in particular when growing in such positions. No pruning required or just a light prune after flowering.
Great for flower display, as a medium-sized hedge, and as a dark green background for plants that flower during other times of the year.
Type of plantShrub - Evergreen
Size2-2.5 m tall
Landscape Useflower display, hedge, topiary
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: Low Medium
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Medium
- Wind tolerance: Low Average