Q.My Camellia Has A Few Yellow Leaves And Did Not Flower. What Do I Do To Help It?
It’s in partial shade and flowered last year but I did not prune it.
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It is under some kind of stress. It's time to fertilize with a product for acid loving plants if you haven't this year. That should help. Did you have a late frost? Bud mites are a possibility, too, as well as too much or too little water. Pruning is not essential but more to thin the plant or shape it, so that shouldn't be an issue.
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