HELP!!!!, I have a stunning 50 plus year old camelia. And this year its developed a mass of what seem to be black spots/ marks on the leaves. And around 10% of the leaves have started to yellow. Does anybody know what this might be, and haw to cure it.


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Yellowing of leaves often indicates too alkaline a soil. Try giving a good feed of a food suitable for acid lovers or sequestrine of iron and see if that helps.

  • grannyjannygrannyjanny Posts: 34

    All my camelias have the black soot on them. 

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    That suggests that they have scale insect on the underside of the leaves - these excrete honeydew, on which fungus grows. Kill the scale insect by spraying with Provado Ultimate Bug Killer, wait a couple of weeks and you can wash the leaves clean.

  • my camelia loads of flowers appear but soon go brown and die also the leaves are going yellow or brown stains on.

  • This will be sooty mould, wash it of with a mild detergent.

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