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poorly camellia


By Arlene

Swansea, United Kingdom Gb

I have had two camelliasa in pots at the side of my front door for more years than i can remember,They are now in quite large pots.During the summer9the few days there were of it) i was reduced to having to use tap water and lately I have noticed the leaves are falling off in bucket loads
I have purchased some Maxicrop sequestered iron, and given the recommended dose,
Do i buy a larger ceramic pot and repot with fresh ericacious soil or give another peat top dressing-any and all ideas welcomed.
I am sure it is chlorosis because the leaves are yellowing before falling
I will be sorry to lose it but wonder if it is already too late.
Lots of leaves still on at the moment.



Are they perhaps only the two or three year leaves which are falling.. Even evergreens have to shed their leaves eventually

12 Sep, 2008


Hi Poaannua
we are talking lots of leaves-approx half on half have fallen-will go out tomorrow for a large ceramic pot with a view to repot i think!
I think they have been waterlogged as well because of all the heavy rain-it's well said you can have too much of a good thing!

12 Sep, 2008


Camellias shed very few leaves normally. They always say don't water with tap water. This problem seems to happen frequently to shrubs which like acid soil when grown in pots.Daphne has the same problem. I think repotting with new ericaceous compost will be good. Excess water may be a problem too. I have a watering system for tubs and baskets but when we have had very heavy rain one of the tubs got too full and the petunias died. Hope the camellias recover!

15 Sep, 2008


hi Celandine
I think that probably is the cause!
Will start looking for very big ceramic pot!

15 Sep, 2008

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