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Medium_image Should I rake up Camellia petals?

We've purchased a property that has a very large Camellia "tree". We are having a bit of a debate on whether it is better to leave the fallen petals or rake them up?

Submitted: 08:29PM, 06 Mar 2017
Answer: Hi Mark,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

I would suggest leaving the petals to decompose to feed the tree and improve soil structure, presuming the flowers are not infected with any fungal disease such as petal blight.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturist

Category: General
Tags: Camellia
Answered: 08:34AM, 07 Mar 2017


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