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Camellia x williamsii 'Night Rider' (Camellia 'Night Rider')

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1 hour care
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Ultimate height
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Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Camellia x williamsii 'Night Rider'

Other names: Camellia 'Night Rider'

Genus: Camellia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Night Rider' _ 'Night Rider' is a compact, upright, slow-growing, evergreen shrub with glossy, elliptic, dark green leaves, flushed red when young, and semi-double, dark red flowers in late winter and early spring.

Camellia x williamsii 'Night Rider' is: Evergreen

Flower: Dark-red in Spring; Dark-red in Winter

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Compact

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Scale insects , Vine weevil

Specific diseases: Camellia gall , Camellia petal blight

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to

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Camellia x williamsii 'Night Rider' (Camellia 'Night Rider') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Containers

Cultivation: Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained acid soil in a sheltered shade. Protect buds & flowers from cold, dry winds and early morning sun. Fertilise in mid-spring & early summer. If container grown, use ericaceous compost. Suitable for wall training.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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