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by Storm on June 22, 2004 06:37 AM
A while back when my camelia was blooming I posted that is was loosing it's flowers if you so much as sniffed it. Well, now it has turned limey green instead of dark green and I am loosing two branches. It is about 6 years old and I've never had a problem. I see no bugs or parasites to the naked eye but the leaves turn dark gold and are woody before they die.

Anyone know what's happened??

Is it getting too much water. It is on a bit of a downgrade in the garden bed and I suppose water would run downhill when I water. But I've never had this before. My other one (further UP the bed) is just fine and healthy.


Could it be getting too much sun? It's been VERY hot here 85 - 90 degrees. I am on Vancouver Island and I think my zone is an 8.

Any ideas??

p.s....haven't been around much cause the garden and work eat up all my time but I love it.

by Newt on June 22, 2004 07:42 PM
Hi Storm,
So sorry to hear this. Camellias can be stricken by a couple of different fungal problems. Take a look at these to see if you can id which one it is.

Good luck,

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