Camellia Plants
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Camellia Not Opening Buds

Zone 92625 | debidoolittle added on February 16, 2020 | Answered

I have a 20 year old camellia tree that for the past few years sets it's buds, but they never open. I’ve fertilized at the correct time, watering, etc. the other camellia trees around it are doing well. Suggestions? Thanks for your help.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on February 18, 2020

This can, probably, attributed to a pH swing, over time.

There are other reasons, but if it is fed often then this is likely the cause. Here are two articles that will address the situation:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/camellias-wont-bloom.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/camellia-flowers-not-opening.htm

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