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Q.Camellia plant leaves dropping

Zone Gainesville FL | Richardisasmith added on November 21, 2015 | Answered

It is November and I decided to replant a 4 foot camellia bush to another shaded location not far from original location. Put some nice fertilizer in the soil. The bush already had buds. The plants looks healthy and green but is dropping many healthy leaves. Help!

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Answered on November 22, 2015

Your Camellia is likely stressed with transplant shock.
Though you can move Camellia's, winter is the best time as the plant is dormant.
Keep the plant moist but not overwatered. Add 1 to 2 inches of hardwood mulch to help with moisture retention. Keep the mulch from directly touching the trunk.
Prune back the Camellia branches to about half of their length.
Reducing the canopy will help reduce the amount of water and nutrients the tree needs.
Don't allow the tree to be soggy or dry out.
Good luck.


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