Camellia Plants

camellia hedge yellowish, swollen leaves

Zone Lower Hutt | Vanessa added on November 24, 2013 | Answered

I have just trimmed my camellia hedge and found a cluster of leaves that are yellowish and swollen 3/4 times the normal size. No sign of bugs! I found 4 separate examples of this leaf issue.

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Answered on November 24, 2013

Without a picture, it is hard to say what it is. I would guess it is either leaf galls, which can be caused by fungus, bacteria or very small pests. If it is leaf galls, they are unsightly, but harmless. More info:

It may also be a condition called witches' broom. This is typically caused by a disease. This article has more information:

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