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Q.The leaves on my Camelia are turning yellow and dropping off do you know why this is happening? Thanks

Zone L34 2RZ | Anonymous added on August 4, 2020 | Answered

Also the Chiosya (goldfingers) is next to the Camelia and looks like it is dying could it be related ?

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Answered on August 6, 2020

Your plants probably shouldn't be next to each other. The Camelia prefers acidic soil in a shady location, whereas the Choisya also likes acidic soil but in a sunnier location. Camelias partner well with rhododendrons, ferns, and hostas. Camelias also need more water than the drought tolerant Choisya.

The Choisya may be suffering its location. For the Camelia, I researched yellowing leaves and three options came up: root rot, yellow mottle leaf virus or scale. Look closely at your Camelia stems for small, hard shelled scale insects. Also check the leaves for a mottled look, which may indicate the virus. These articles should help:



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