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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Camellia x williamsii 'Night Rider'

Other names

Camellia 'Night Rider'

Genus

Camellia 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

Habit

Compact

Flower

Dark-red in Spring; Dark-red in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Scale insects , Vine weevil Aphids , Scale insects , Vine weevil

Camellia gall , Camellia petal blight Camellia gall , Camellia petal blight

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Camellia x williamsii 'Night Rider'

Other names

Camellia 'Night Rider'

Genus

Camellia 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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact


Colour

Flower

Dark-red in Spring; Dark-red in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Scale insects , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Camellia gall , Camellia petal blight

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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