Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia 'Winter's Red Rider'
» English Description
ACS, The Camellia Journal, Nov. 2000, p.29 with colour photo, Reg. No.2534. A hybrid of C.hiemalis Shishigashira x C.oleifera Lu Shan Snow. The 21 year old seedling first flowered in 1985. Originated by Dr William L. Ackerman, Ashton, Md., USA. American Camellia Yearbook, 2000, p.8, colour photo p.c15. The lavender pink, single flower has 8 petals, yellow anthers and creamy filaments. Average flower size is 6.5 cm across x 2.5 cm deep. Flowers early. Plant is upright and dense with very slow growth. Good bonsai specimen. Plant is cold hardy to -10° F. Dark green leaves are 5 cm long x 1.8 cm wide.