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Sick camellia?

CFCCFC Posts: 71

What's happening to my lovely camellia??

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  • TootsietimTootsietim Posts: 178

    Weather damage to the tender new growth?

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,487

    Possibly new growth frosted, or cold damaged,  as that's been a common occurrence with many plants recently, but hard to be accurate from that photo.

    Where is it planted? What regime do you have for maintaining it? Have you a photo of the whole plant and is there damage to other plants in the area?

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Agree or could be wind damage, for flowering - they also prefer a sheltered position away from morning sun. 

  • CFCCFC Posts: 71

    New growth since flowers dropped. No frosts. There's another stem similar, I can take photo of whole plant tmw if needed. It's a 'royalty'

    It's in a pot with ericaceous compost. Just trying to remember if I gave it any feed at all yet, I don't think so. It lives under a forysythia bush where it's been very happy, dappled shade.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,487

    It's probably nothing to worry about  (still likely to be a bit of cold damage to new foliage) but if it's in a pot, it might need refreshing or potting on. It's possibly used up all the available nutrients.

    It's also necessary to have a soil based compost for that reason, as compost alone isn't enough to sustain a shrub long term, or to retain the moisture necessary for good  flowering. Late summer is the crucial time to ensure they have adequate moisture for the production of the following year's buds and flowers   image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • CFCCFC Posts: 71

    Thanks for posting fairy mark and tootsie

    Hope it is just a bit of cold wind, all my other camellia s are fine, just have to wait and see.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,487

    Just had a thought. It's beside the grass you have there. Have you sprayed with a weed and feed recently? It may have drifted onto the camellia. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • CFCCFC Posts: 71

    No I don't use weedkiller

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,487

    What size is the pot it's in? Have you a photo of the plant from a distance? I don't think anyone can help with more suggestions without seeing the whole plant from a bit further away. 

    There's another possibility - if you have animals spraying on it. That would explain why you have others which are fine. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • CFCCFC Posts: 71

    Looks to me that you were right with your diagnosis of chilling or too much sun, rest of growth looks fine now :)

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