Camellia Plants
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Why is my Camellia Sasanqua browning and dying off

Zone Lisarow NSW 2250 | 2014ONWARDS added on February 28, 2015 | Answered

I have a hedge of Camellia Sasanqua and throughout there is certain growth that is browning and dying off. Whilst there is a small scattering of this throughout the hedge, it is quite prominent at one end in 3 of the plants. I have seen the hedge being surnburnt in the past and this is very different to that, as the leaves and stem just die off. Thank you in anticipation.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 2, 2015

Your images do appear to be a sun scald on your Camellia.

My suspicion is a fungus may also be the cause. The way that you describe more damage to one end of the hedge, then moving through the plant makes me come to this conclusion. I had a similar event in my garden a few years ago, though on a different type of hedge.

Here is an article that has more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/camellia/identifying-and-fixing-problems-with-camellias.htm

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