What's happening to my lovely camellia??
Weather damage to the tender new growth?
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?
Agree or could be wind damage, for flowering - they also prefer a sheltered position away from morning sun.
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.
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
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.
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.
No I don't use weedkiller
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.
Looks to me that you were right with your diagnosis of chilling or too much sun, rest of growth looks fine now