Unknown number 1.


There are three plants of this at Mount Edgcumbe. Two are labelled ‘Tomorrow Park Hill’, the other ‘Nuccio’s Gem’. It may be that one was planted originally and that the other two have been propagated from it. I would estimate the oldest plant to have been planted in the mid 1990’s.

It makes a spreading bush, a little wider than high, somewhat untidy. Flowering is over a long season from March to May.
Flowers are about 10cms across. Leaves are mostly 8-10cm long by 4-6cm wide. There is no colouring of the new leaves or shoots, both being plain light green.



6 thoughts on “Unknown number 1.

  1. Hello Jim

    It looks like tomorrow park hill to me. I had one growing in my parents house,several years ago.

    However I have a similar camellia flower plant which I purchased from Tregrehan in 1994 which was supposed to be Nuccois Jewel.

    Maybe check with them to confirm identify.


    • Tregrehan have a rare plant fair on Sunday, I will speak with them. I was mainly going on the Register description of ‘Tomorrow Park Hill’ and ‘Tomorrow park Hill Blush’ as being semi-doubles. There are also pictures in both Trehane’s and Macoboy’s books showing a semi-double bloom with a good number of stamens interspersed with petals. The Mount Edgcumbe plants have never produced stamens and are closer to formal double than semi-double. I need to compare the foliage with ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Tomorrow’s Dawn’, both of which they have. Should have done that already.


  2. Hello Jim, the flowers look similar in shape to my Nuccio’s Gem which is white as it should be, I notice there are many pale pink camellias displayed in google images under the name Nuccio’s gem – I wonder if the mother plant sported? Regards Ken.


    • The foliage on this one is quite distinct from Nuccio’s Gem so I am convinced it is something different, not a sport. It is identical, in leaf and flower, to two plants labelled ‘Tomorrow Park Hill’, but again, on the basis that if that is a sport from ‘Tomorrow’, it should have the same foliage as ‘Tomorrow’, it is not that either. Unless of course, the plants of ‘Tomorrow’ are wrongly labelled.
      This is one I shall be coming back to, I WILL get to the bottom of it.

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