Camellia Plants

Camellia Shrub

perko7 added on November 1, 2016 | Answered

My camellia shrub has just developed black edges around perfectly green leaves. I would like to know what causes the leaves to blacken on the outside.

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Answered on November 1, 2016

This could be sooty mold, a fungal growth caused by insect infestation:

Alternatively, it could be physical damage from a heat wave, or from high salt or fertilizer content in the soil:

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