Why are my camelia's leaves turning yellow

It is an established pink flowering camelia. planted in a west facing garden. it has unopened buds at present. This year has been wetter than normal.


15 August 2019 02:26 AM

Dear Mary,

Yellow leaves on your camellia could indicate a nutrient deficiency. Is it a little while since you fertilised your camellia? Now that Spring is just a couple of weeks away, your camellia would benefit from using a fertiliser. There are fertilisers that are specifically formulated for Camellias. Camellias grow best in a free draining, slightly acidic soil high in organic matter. We would suggest fertilising with Yates Thrive Natural Roses & Flowers Pelletised Plant Food. It's enriched with Dynamic Lifter and has added nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to give your flowering plants the right balance of nutrients for their growing needs. Make sure that the soil is free draining and the plant receives ample water particularly during the hot summer months. It would also benefit from a mulch being applied to prevent moisture loss.

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