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Camellia Bush - flowers gone black

My beautiful Camellia bush had a few early flowers this year, since then we've had snow and frost and they've started to turn black.  Should I leave as they are or remove the flowers?



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,829

    Hello Donna. Isn't that such a pain! Beautiful flowers and then a killer frost. The flowers will drop naturally but if you wish you can remove them. My Camellia hasn't quite got to that stage yet but the forecast for next week is for more cold next week worse luck.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    Just a thought, does the camelia face east, if it does then this could be the problem as they don't like early morning sun.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Our camellia flowers have never turned black but often go brown from wind burn (they mostly face east).  We let the flowers drop naturally when they are ready.  If you remove them you are creating a new wound that could further be damaged by frost or snow.

  • Thanks everyone!! The bush faces West.  I will just leave well alone ;-)

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