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Camellia hybrid Night Rider
Camellia hybrid Night Rider


 
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One of the most striking Camellia introductions of recent years, bred by Os Blumhardt in New Zealand. The semi-double flowers are very dark red, with narrow, velvety-textured petals. The flower stamens have golden anthers and pink filaments. The narrow, pointed leaves are dark green when mature, but the young growth is tinged shiny purple-red. Slow growing with an upright, compact habit making it an excellent container plant. Flowers in March/April.

This is one of the slowest growing of all the camellias that we grow, so the plants are not as large as other varieties of the same age.

N.B. The leaves of Night Rider are prone to develop dark spots (see picture), especially when grown undercover, as our younger plants are (2 litre and some 5 litre pots). We have had these tested, and it is not a disease but a physiological condition called oedema (or 'corky scab') which is quite common in camellias. It happens due to rapid changes in temperature and humidity which cause the leaf cells to rupture. On most camellias this causes a raised brown lump on the underside of the leaf, but in Night Rider the dark pigmentation in the plant also leads to the formation of these spots that are visible through the leaf. Older plants once they are outside are much less likely to develop the spots.


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C.night-0002 Camellia Hybrid Night Rider - 2 Litre
£16.50 Inc VAT
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Features:
  • C.hybrid
    Flower Colour: Red
    Flower Form: Semi-double
    Hardiness: Hardy
    Flowering Season: Spring
    Flowering Period: Mid to late
    Fragrant? No




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3 of 5 Camellia hybrid Night Rider October 9, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Sevenoaks , KE England  
My camellia arrived promptly, safe and well.  It looks a very healthy plant and I look forward to it flowering.  I only wish I had ordered it a year ago, when I first meant to, when it was a lot cheaper!

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5 of 5 Fabulous quality plant October 4, 2016
Reviewer: Laura Jones from Faringdon, OX England  
I was really impressed with the wonderfully healthy plant, really great value for money. Excellently and securely packaged as well. I will definitely be using your service again in the future.

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5 of 5 outstanding April 29, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Birmingham, WM England  
top quality plants, superbly packaged. A faultless experience.

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5 of 5 Camellia hybird night ryder April 24, 2014
Reviewer: Faith McBride from Girvan, Ayrshire Scotland  
Arrived within 2 days excellent plant will definately use again

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5 of 5 Camellia purchase April 3, 2014
Reviewer: Avra Cohn from Cambridge, CM England  
Lovely plant, perfect condition. Well packed. Excellent, prompt service.

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