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Anonymous added on March 13, 2014 | Answered

I currently have 3 camellia plants and not sure they are planted in correct location. One gets some sun, the other 2 mostly in the shade. Do they require a certain amount of sunlight per day? Also, the leaves are not a dark green on two of them, and we feed them all with Holly Tone. Should we feed with something else? We are thinking of moving them to a different area. Is spring a good time to do this? I live on the VA, NC border and they are about done blooming for now.

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Answered on March 13, 2014

They need a few hours of late morning to early afternoon light to bloom well. The leaves may be an off color if they are competing for water and nutrients with surrounding trees, so it may be best to move them. Spring is the best time to move them, but take steps to prevent transplant shock. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm Holly Tone is fine for these plants, as they like their soil a bit acidic.

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