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Q.how do I fix a wind damaged camellia where leaves are curling

Zone 85739 | Anonymous added on April 23, 2020 | Answered

The bush bloomed beautifully now the leaves are curling as thou it is dying. We had high winds which I think may have caused it.

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Answered on April 27, 2020

Leaf curl can be caused by a number of things such as over watering (is the soil damp/soggy to the touch) or under watering (is the soil dry to the touch), being root-bound (is the plant too small for its pot?), etc. If outdoors, is it possible it got injured by cold weather? Another possibility for leaf curl is herbicide injury caused by drift from any spraying that may have been done nearby. Curled leaves can be a sign of an insect invasion. Inspect your camellia for any signs of insects. One possible culprit are aphids which suck juices from leaves which then curl and become distorted. More information on aphids and recommended treatments can be found here:




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